City Vision’s candidates for the Portage Licensing Trust stand for the following guiding policies and principles.

As City Vision

  • We believe that Licensing Trust model delivers positive benefits to the community through the responsible sale of alcohol and well-managed pokie venues
  • We will advocate for the profits to be invested back into the community through grants, donations, community projects and events.
  • We acknowledge the harmful impacts of alcohol and gaming on our communities and will ensure that these impacts are minimised.
  • We consider that as West Auckland’s third largest employer, The Trusts must ensure the business is sustainable and socially responsible.
  • We will advocate for The Trusts to become a Living Wage Employer.
  • We will ensure 95% of profit from gaming is directed back into community through The Trusts Community Foundation.
  • The Trusts need strong governance and decision-making that supports our communities, including
    • Safe and pleasant on and off license venues
    • Lifting the retail experience for customers
    • Implementing actions to minimise gambling harm

As your Trust members, we will:

  • Maximise grants back to our communities
  • Vote to become a Living Wage employer
  • Promote safe alcohol sales
  • Act to minimise pokie harm
  • Push for sound financial management with open books
  • Engage with communities

The City Vision team for the Portage Licensing Trust are: