TAB ap­proved for Hun­gry Hol­low

South Western Times - - News -

A BET­TING ter­mi­nal has been ap­proved for Hun­gry Hol­low Beach Bar and Grill de­spite ar­gu­ments around gam­bling and so­cial is­sues.

Bun­bury City Coun­cil this week en­dorsed the PubTAB bet­ting ter­mi­nal at the Ocean Drive tav­ern.

Res­i­dent Barry Bairstow told the coun­cil gam­bling was the “an­tithe­sis” of im­prov­ing the com­mu­nity and the ap­pli­ca­tion should be re­jected.

But coun­cil­lors ar­gued that while they were sym­pa­thetic to prob­lems around gam­bling, the pro­posal was le­gal and if knocked back, would be costly to the com­mu­nity by even­tu­ally go­ing to the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal. A co-owner pre­vi­ously said the tav­ern was try­ing to at­tract all de­mo­graph­ics to the fa­cil­ity and the pub had a “great at­mos­phere”.

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