Gambling Venues Policy

All Councils are required by the Gambling Act 2003 and the Racing Act 2003 to adopt a class 4 venue policy and a board venue policy, and to review those policies at least every 3 years.

The current Manawatu District Council’s Gambling Venue Policy adopted in September 2014 is now requiring review.

Click here to download the Statement of Proposal (240KB pdf)

Click here to download the Proposed Policy (285KB pdf)

Click here to download the Social Impact Assessment (1.3MB pdf)

Submissions closed on Monday 25 September 2017

Three submissions were received on this proposed Policy and are available on request by emailing

The Hearing on the proposed Policy review will be held on November 2, and deliberations on submissions will be held at the Strategic Planning and Policy Committee meeting on December 7, 2017. Both meetings are open to the public.

The final policy was adopted by Council in February 2018 and can be viewed here.