Control And Location Of Amusement Centres
This information is taken from the Policy Manual that forms part of the Town Planning Scheme.
a) To ensure that the future location of amusement centres is in harmony with surrounding buildings and land use activities.
b) To provide an appropriate planning framework from which planning decisions can be made regarding the location and control of amusement centres.
a) The Council will not grant planning approval to the establishment of amusement centres where the activity will be detrimental to the amenity of, and out of character or harmony with the locality, by reason of its appearance, its environmental impact, its character or the likelihood of its generating behaviour offensive to others in the area.
b) In the District Centres and Local Centres:
i. amusement centres shall retain the appearance of a traditional shop front (that is, fixed glazing and single or double self-closing entry/exit doors; and
ii. the Council shall not support the clustering of amusement centres and similar activities.
c) In other parts of the Municipality where amusement centres may be granted planning approval by the Council:
i. amusement centres shall be provided with self-closing entry/exit doors; and
ii. the building frontage to amusement centres shall be designed to be compatible with the surrounding buildings and land use activities.
d) All applications for amusement centres shall be subject to the advertising procedure of the Town Planning Scheme.
e) Any proposal to install three or more amusement machines in premises open to the public but for which the predominant use is other than as an amusement centre shall be subject to a planning application.
f) In determining an application for the establishment of an amusement centre or the installation of amusement machines within other premises open to the public, the Council shall have regard to the following and may attach conditions regarding: i. the objectives of the policy;
ii. the hours of operation, appearance and design of the premises;
iii. the nature of activities and behaviour likely to be generated by the premises; and iv. the provision made for the parking of bicycles on the premises.