Should local businesses stay open longer on weekends and for big events?
Yes. From an accommodation provider’s point of view, it’s hard to sell your product or town if there are no facilities catering for tourists.
Lila Reynolds, Balingup.
We’ve appreciated Bridgetown cafes being open late on Saturdays when we’re travelling back from local rallies.
Leanne and Chris Richmond, Scarborough.
Yes and no – it’s good to cater for tourism but local businesses need to pay staff more. In summer it could be more worthwhile.
Frank De Zotti, Bridgetown.
Yes – during big events it might encourage more people to town.
Paddy Pemberton, Manjimup.
It depends on the business but for businesses such as cafes and restaurants then yes.
Helen Della Gola, Manjimup.
Yes, to encourage more people to the CBD.
Tracey Crombie-Wilson, Manjimup.