MP welcomes tavern's poker machine licence withdrawal
FISHER MP Andrew Wallace says community pressure and common sense has prevailed with Australia Liquor Holdings withdrawing an application to extend its poker machine licence at The Wharf Tavern.
"The Mooloolaba community rightly identified that an extension of The Wharf Tavern's gaming licence would have a negative impact on the lifestyle of those who live and operate businesses in the surrounding area,” Mr Wallace said.
"I supported their objections to this application and I am pleased to see that they have been successful.”
Mr Wallace argued that the last thing The Wharf complex needed after its recent upgrade was an increase in access to poker machines.
"I think ALH made the right call to walk away from this application and I look forward to understanding more about what they have planned as an alternative.”