A local impact assessment (LIA) is usually required for hotels or registered clubs who wish to increase the number of gaming machines in their venue - which is called a gaming machine threshold - or when they change their physical location.
The GMT is a number which limits how many gaming machine entitlements (GMEs) – and, for hotels, poker machine permits (PMPs) – that a club or hotel licence can hold. A venue must have a GME, or PMP, for each gaming machine they operate. A hotel's GMT cannot exceed 30.
The LIA public register lists clubs and hotels who have lodged an application to increase their GMT.
Members of the public can make a submission on a pending LIA. Submissions should be received before the closing date.Before lodging a submission about a pending LIA, learn more about the process.
Read: LIA guidelines and processes
Submit: L&GNSW | Business Licensing | GPO Box 7060 | Sydney NSW 2001E: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIA (PDF, 41MB)
The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (Authority) approved the application under section 34 of the Gaming Machines Act 2001 for gaming machine threshold increase of 20 (from 100 to 120) for the Euston Bowling & Recreation Club Limited LIQC300200558.
The Authority has approved under section 36 of the Act, the associated Local Impact Assessment (LIA), subject to the following condition:
i. The venue is to make a financial contribution of $1,271,466 to the Responsible Gambling Fund over the next five (5) years in 5 equal instalments of $254,293 commencing (within 4 weeks of grant) and annually thereafter.
By 30 June 2018, The New Commercial Hotel must provide evidence to ILGA that it has made a payment of $70,000, as an LIA contribution to City of Liverpool Meals on Wheels Inc which is located within Liverpool LGA, to be used towards the purchase of a new refrigerated vehicle.
By 31 May 2018 Australia Hotel must provide evidence to ILGA that it has made a payment of $60,000, as an LIA contribution, to be evenly distributed between Cessnock Minor Rugby League ($30,000) to expand their Welfare and Development nights and Cessnock Hospital ($30,000) to benefit the local community who attend the hospital.
The increase must be utilised within a two year period. Any unused portion will lapse at the end of that two year period.
By 31 May 2018 Uncle Buck's Hotel must provide evidence to ILGA that it has made a payment of $45,000, as an LIA contribution, to Mount Druitt Hospital to be incorporated with other funds raised for the acquisition of a new ultrasound system for the Cancer Services/Palliative Care Unit.
The increase must be utilised within a 2 year period. Any unused portion will lapse at the end of that 2 year period.
By 31 May 2018 Peden's Hotel must provide evidence to ILGA that it has made a payment of $80,000, as an LIA contribution, to Cessnock District Rescue Squad to update and purchase further equipment, and to fund the upkeep of rescue vehicles at both the Cessnock and Kurri Kurri bases.
Note: the application was provisionally approved on 13 February 2015, subject to the following additional condition:
This condition was satisfied on 8 August 2016.
The Club must provide evidence to ILGA that three payments, each of $6,000, totalling $18,000 have been made to:
The Club must provide evidence to ILGA by 1 April 2012 that three payments, each of $20,000 have been made to:
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The licensee will:
The licensee must at the time of making the payment(s) inform the Council that the money must be utilised for the purposes of the Cultural Development Program only.