The Local Impact Assessment (LIA) looks at the impact to communities of an increase in gaming machines. The LIA process ensures local councils, police and residents have a say in what happens in their community.
An LIA is completed by clubs or hotels that request an increase to gaming machines in their venues, or when a hotel or club changes location.
LIAs that are pending approval can be viewed on the LIA public register.
A Local Impact Assessment (LIA) is designed to assess the impact of additional gaming machines on the local community. The LIA process ensures that individuals and organisations can make a submission in response to a gaming machine threshold increase proposed by a club or a hotel.You don't need to submit an LIA with your threshold increase application if you apply for transfer of gaming machine entitlements or permits:
All LIAs (both pending and determined) can be viewed on the LIA Public Register.
A merits review of contentious licensing decisions and disciplinary matters can be sought by persons with standing to the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). The review of licensing decisions, which includes decisions in relation to an application for an increase in gaming machine threshold requiring a Local Impact Assessment - Class 2, apply to applications lodged with ILGA from 1 March 2016.
NCAT decisions on licensing matters will be published on the NSW Case Law website under the Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division as they become available.
For further information about the liquor and gaming review process visit the About Review Process page.
Law and policy
LIA process (PDF, 217KB)
How to prepare a LIA submission (PDF, 515KB)
Class 1 LIA applicants guidelines (PDF, 233KB)
Class 2 LIA applicants guidelines (PDF, 494KB)