Retail Trading Hours across the City of Busselton

The City of Busselton is looking to unify all general retail trading hours across the City of Busselton local government district to achieve consistency across Busselton, Vasse and Dunsborough (and any future shopping precincts that may be developed).

While small retailers across the district (those with less than 25 employees) currently enjoy unrestricted operating hours, trading hours for larger retailers (employing over 25 people) like major supermarkets are not uniform. Council seeks to ascertain whether there is general consensus among the community for consistent trading hours, particularly for these larger retailers.

The current retail trading hours for the larger retailers in Dunsborough varies in comparison to Busselton, in that Dunsborough retail trading hours include ALL Public Holidays (including Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day) whilst Busselton retail trading is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day and open from 1pm on ANZAC Day. In Vasse, the trading hours are different again.

This recommendation seeks to provide the additional trading hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day for Busselton and Vasse town sites and provides for consistency across the district.

In a Council meeting held on 23rd May 2018, council elected to commence stakeholder consultation to determine the opinion of the wider community and businesses.

The City of Busselton is looking to unify all general retail trading hours across the City of Busselton local government district to achieve consistency across Busselton, Vasse and Dunsborough (and any future shopping precincts that may be developed).

While small retailers across the district (those with less than 25 employees) currently enjoy unrestricted operating hours, trading hours for larger retailers (employing over 25 people) like major supermarkets are not uniform. Council seeks to ascertain whether there is general consensus among the community for consistent trading hours, particularly for these larger retailers.

The current retail trading hours for the larger retailers in Dunsborough varies in comparison to Busselton, in that Dunsborough retail trading hours include ALL Public Holidays (including Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day) whilst Busselton retail trading is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day and open from 1pm on ANZAC Day. In Vasse, the trading hours are different again.

This recommendation seeks to provide the additional trading hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day for Busselton and Vasse town sites and provides for consistency across the district.

In a Council meeting held on 23rd May 2018, council elected to commence stakeholder consultation to determine the opinion of the wider community and businesses.

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    Have Your Say on Retail Trading Hours

    Please take this short survey to advise council whether you do or don’t support the suggested changes to retail trading hours within the City of Busselton noting that should the changes be supported, small retailers will retain flexibility to determine their own operating hours.

    Please note that this survey is confidential, no personal information or comments will be disclosed.

    Please take this short survey to advise council whether you do or don’t support the suggested changes to retail trading hours within the City of Busselton noting that should the changes be supported, small retailers will retain flexibility to determine their own operating hours.

    Please note that this survey is confidential, no personal information or comments will be disclosed.

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