Date Listed: 9/3/2019





Darwin Turf Club Incorporated hereby gives notice it has applied to the Director-General to substitute the Fannie Bay Racing and Sports Club to new premises, currently under construction, on Lot 5298 Dick Ward Drive, Fannie Bay in the Northern Territory.


A liquor licence was granted to the licensee for the premises within the existing licensed area footprint of the Darwin Turf Club, specifically the Ted D’Ambrosio Bar and to be known as the Fannie Bay Racing and Sports Club. The original intention being to either renovate the existing premises, or build new facilities outside of the existing licensed premises.

A gaming machine licence was also granted to the licensee for the Fannie Bay Racing and Sports Club approving up to 55 gaming machines to be operated.


The proposed new premises, currently under construction, are situated within the Darwin Turf Club precinct at Lot 5298 Dick Ward Drive, Fannie Bay, however is outside of the existing licensed footprint.

The proposed premises is a mixed use building on the north-west side of the existing car park. The building will contain the following areas:

• a sports bar;

• a beer garden;

• a restaurant and function room;

• a gaming room with 55 gaming machines;

• a full-service kitchen;

• administration office space; and

• a viewing deck on the first floor for patrons.

The licensed footprint of the proposed new premises will sit adjacent, but not overlap the existing Darwin Turf Club licensed area.

Once complete the premises will be renamed from the Fannie Bay Racing and Sports Club to Silks Darwin Racing. There are no proposed changes to the conditions of the licences.

For the avoidance of doubt, the gaming machine licence has already been granted, this application is simply to move the area for which it is approved.

This is the second and final notice of application. The objection period commences upon publication of this notice on 9 March 2019.

The objection period will close on Monday, 8 April 2019. Pursuant to Section 47F(2) of the Liquor Act an objection may only be made on the ground that the grant of the licence may or will adversely affect:

a. the amenity of the neighbourhood where the premises the subject of the application are or will be located; or

b. health, education, public safety or social conditions in the community.

Only those persons, organisations or groups described in Section 47F(3) of the Liquor Act may make an objection. Section 47G of the Liquor Act requires the Director-General to inform the applicant of the substance of any objection. This will include the identity and where relevant the address of the objector.

Pursuant to section 24A(d) of the Gaming Machine Act, a person may make a written submission to the Director-General on the application within 30 days of the notice being first published in a newspaper on Wednesday, 6 March 2019. The 30 day period expires on Friday, 5 April 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: an objection under the Liquor Act may be lodged by 8 April 2019 whilst a submission in relation to the gaming machine licence substitution may be lodged by 5 April 2019.

For further information regarding this application contact the Director-General of Licensing NT on telephone 8999 ... . Objections to this application must be lodged in writing and lodged within 30 days of the commencement date of the objection period to the Director-General of Licensing, via e-mail (preferred) to or posted to GPO Box 1154, Darwin, NT 0801.

Dated this 9th Day of March 2019

Darwin 0800