Labor in the ACT has two great loves. Poker machines and real estate deals.
So it’s very exciting to see Joy Burch bring the two together along with patronage and largesse.
Nine small licensed clubs will receive grants of $15,000 each to assess the viability of their sites for residential development, ACT Minister for Gaming and Racing Joy Burch said today.
Ms Burch today announced the recipients of the ACT Government’s Small Club Site Redevelopment Support Scheme, which was funded in the recent 2012-13 Budget as part of the Government’s policy to help clubs diversify their revenue base.
“I am pleased that there has been such a positive response to this initiative, and that clubs see this as an opportunity to diversify their business models beyond the traditional source of gaming machines,” Ms Burch said.
“I am also pleased to see that many of the recipient clubs are located in existing residential areas where there are great opportunities for medium density infill, which would support another ACT Government policy objective of increasing housing supply.”
The Clubs who have been successful are:
— ACT Rugby Union Club in Barton
— Belconnen Bowling Club in Hawker
— Burns Club in Kambah
— Canberra Racing Club in Lyneham
— Federal Golf Club in Red Hill
— Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah
— Irish Club in Weston
— Italo Club in Forrest and
— Murrumbidgee Country Club in Kambah