Coun­cil votes in favour of ex­tended trad­ing hours

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS -

Coun­cil have en­dorsed the con­tin­u­a­tion of ex­tended gen­eral re­tail trad­ing hours in Ger­ald­ton.

Af­ter what Coun­cil agreed was a“com­mu­nity de­ci­sion”, the City will now seek ap­proval from Min­is­ter for Com­merce Wil­liam John­ston, to align re­tail hours with Metropoli­tan Perth on an on­go­ing ba­sis.

A 12-month trial of ex­tended gen­eral re­tail trad­ing hours was of­fi­cially in­tro­duced in Oc­to­ber last year and a com­pre­hen­sive re­view was un­der­taken in the form of two in­de­pen­dent sur­veys on com­mu­nity views and on im­pact and views of the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Sur­vey re­ports con­firmed 63% of com­mu­nity re­spon­dents were in sup­port of con­tin­u­ing ex­tended trad­ing hours.

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