Ararat to gain new regional liquor and gaming inspector hub that will be one of two offices for eight new inspectors

ARARAT will gain new job opportunities when the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation sets up shop in the region.

Ararat be home to one of two new regional liquor and gaming inspector hubs that will acts as offices for eight new inspectors.

The new hubs and staff will be paid for via the state government’s $11.3 million budget measure over four years for the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation to increase its presence in regional Victoria.

Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Minister Marlene Kairouz said licensed venues in regional and rural Victoria will be more closely monitored and eight jobs would be available for inspectors based in Ararat and Sale.

“More liquor and gambling inspectors based in regional locations means better monitoring of licensed venues across the state,” she said.

“Ararat and Sale are large regional towns in the east and west of Victoria and will provide an excellent base for inspectors travelling to other regional and rural areas.”

The state government planned to start recruiting the eight inspectors this week, who will travel across regional Victoria to increase supervision of venues and build stronger relationships with stakeholders.

Recruitment of the eight inspectors will commence this week.

With more inspectors in the regions, the regulator will be able to visit venues to help educate managers about their obligations and make sure they are doing the right thing.

The Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation will hold an information session for those interested in applying for a position in Ararat on September 19 at the Ararat RSL from 7pm.

Registration is not required to attend the information session and tea and coffee will be provided

According to the regulator’s website “the new roles will be a mix of full-time and part-time positions ensuring we have coverage and flexibility for inspections at high-risk times”.

Further details are available online at https://www.vcglr.vic.gov.au/regional-hubs

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