What Gets You Going?

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Problem gambling

According to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation venue map (accessed: 14 May 2013) Sunbury currently has 217 electronic gaming machine entitlements for an adult population of 27 811, equalling 7.80 EGMs per 1000 adults. This exceeds the numbers for Hume and Victoria. 

The total amount lost by players in Sunbury from July to December 2012 was $9 761 009. The total amount of money lost on electronic gaming machines located in Sunbury, per head of adult population is $622 (2012-2013).

How does this make you feel? Let us know by emailing haveyoursay@sunburychc.org.au.

Smoking

Second-hand smoking has been associated with increased risk of asthma and respiratory illness, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and infant mortality.

From 1 January 2014, Sunbury Community Health Centre is smoke free.

From 1 April 2014, smoking was banned at areas commonly used by children and young people for recreational and sporting activities. Under the Tobacco Act 1987 (the Act) smoking is now banned:

  • at or within 10 metres of children’s playground equipment that is an outdoor public place
  • at or within 10 metres of a skate park that is an outdoor public place
  • at or within 10 metres of a sporting venue that is an outdoor public place during an organised underage sporting event, including training or practice sessions and during breaks or intervals in play
  • in an outdoor area of a swimming pool complex that is a public place.

Where else would you like to see smoking banned… outside your local shopping centre or favourite restaurant? Let us know by emailing haveyoursay@sunburychc.org.au.