Pokies venues on government land

January 7, 2019

This list tracks Victorian pokies venues which operate on government owned land.

Altona Bowls Club:
leased from City of Hobsons Bay. Appears to have an all male board.

Altona Sports Club: no information about board on website. Have requested better disclosure.

Bendigo Stadium: is a bastketball stadium on council land with a big pokies operation on-site to help fund it. They tried to put pokies into other venues too.

Crown: long term lease from Victorian government.

Club Noble: 27 year lease with the City of Greater Dandenong. All male board.

Deer Park Football Club: applied for additional machines in 2015. Land lord is City of Brimbank.

Essendon Football Club: City of Moonee Valley to potentially get a new lease deal at their Windy Hill home base. This is currently costing Essendon only $63,000 a year in lease payments (see Moonee Valley lease register), compared with the $300,000 Essendon is proposing to pay Melton.

The Hastings Club: Page 5 of this Mornington Peninsula lease register describes a 20 year lease that expired on Dec 31, 2016 and was costing the pokies venue $4000 per year. The 2017-18 Hastings Club annual report has some very frank comments about council and the pokies (see p15-19).

Kyabram Club: old hospital site with 2 of 9 female directors. Have queried land ownership.

Montmorency RSL: currently paying City of Banyule $11,445 a year. current lease expires in December 2020 but have 8x5 year extension options. See p3 of lease register.

Lakes Entrance Bowls Club:

Melton Country Club: Essendon Football Club is seeking a new long term lease from City of Melton running at almost $300,000 per year.

Noble Park Football Club:

VicTrack: 2010 proposal in Castlemaine that was defeated.