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On Tuesday 13 March, Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz was in Ararat to open one of the new regional hubs for the VCGLR, that will boost oversight of liquor and gambling premises across Victoria.
Eight dedicated regional inspectors will be based out of VCGLR offices in Ararat and Sale once they complete their twelve-week training program.
Inspectors will work from these offices as they visit licensed venues and monitor compliance across premises in eastern and western Victoria.
Being locally based will mean inspectors can build strong relationships with local licensees, councils and the police.
The government provided $11.3 million over four years to the VCGLR in the 2017/18 State Budget to increase its presence in regional Victoria.