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Instead of considering and approving very similar Christmas trading hours each year, Council is considering making a permanent change to the trading hours available to retailers during the Christmas period.

A survey completed earlier this year indicated that over 80 per cent of respondents were in favour of making a permanent change to Christmas trading hours. Following the survey Council resolved to consult on permanently changing Christmas trading hours as follows:

    1. Commencing on the second Sunday of December each year
    2. Ending on Christmas Eve each year
    3. Extending all Monday - Friday trading hours to 9pm within this period
    4. Extending trading to all Sundays within this period between 10am and 4pm

Esperance retailers are invited to join Council on June 17 at 4pm in Council Chambers to discuss the implications of a permanent change to Christmas trading hours.

To read the full media release click here.