Proposed Extended Trading Hours - closes 6 Nov

Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 4:32:16 PM

Written submissions are invited from the public and businesses on the following proposals to seek approval from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Consumer Protection) for a permanent change to current retail trading hours in the Shire of Narrogin to allow any retail shop (including those employing more than 25 people) to trade either as:

Option 1 (Sundays and Weeknight Trading)

On the following additional days and hours if they so wish: - Sundays and Public Holidays between the hours of 11am and 5pm; and any weekday until 9pm.

Or

Option 2 (Unrestricted)

Unrestricted daily trading (24 hours on any day of the week, and any day of the year, including public holidays).

Background

Retail shops in the Shire of Narrogin are permitted to trade in accordance with the Retail Trading Hours Act 1987

The trading hours of the following store types are not covered by the Act:

  • restaurants;
  • cafes;
  • takeaway food shops; and
  • short-term markets (set up and dismantled in one day).

 Current retail trading hours approved in Narrogin are:

  • 8.00 am – 6.00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 8.00 am – 9.00 pm on Thursday
  • 8.00 am – 5.00 pm on Saturday
  • CLOSED on Sundays, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Good Friday & Public Holidays. 

Note:

Small retail shops (less than 25 employees) can trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year (with a certificate from Consumer Protection).

Special retail shops are considered necessary for emergency, convenience or recreation goods. Shops in this category can trade between 6.00 am – 11:30 pm every day of the year (with a certificate from Consumer Protection).

For more information and a list of existing communities with different retail trading variation, please find more information here: https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection/retail-trading-hours

Written submissions on the options, or any variations, must be received in writing by 4pm, Friday 6 November 2020 to the undersigned.

Dale Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Narrogin
PO Box 1145 Narrogin WA 6312
enquiries@narrogin.wa.gov.au

www.narrogin.wa.gov.au

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