Community Input Sought for Public Holiday

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7/08/2017
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is seeking feedback from the community for a possible change of date of the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday to June, to coincide with the City’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations.
 
Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972, Local Governments can apply to change the date of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday to any other date, but not apply for an additional public holiday or to move any other public holiday date.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the City is currently engaging with the community to see if there is an appetite to change the Queen’s Birthday holiday, currently scheduled for Monday, 24 September 2018, to Friday 15 June 2018.

“We want to gauge whether there’s community support for the proposal to change the date to have a public holiday as part of 125th celebration events next year,” he said. 

“There are a lot of factors, like penalty rates and opening hours for businesses, which need to be taken into consideration, as the public holiday would be applied across the entire local government area of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

“We want to find out what impact, positive or negative, the potential change of date would have on our residents and our local businesses.”

The Public Impact Assessment for the proposed change of date is now open for submissions, and will run until 2 October 2017. 

Members of the community can complete the survey online at www.ckb.wa.gov.au/yoursay or in person at the CBD Customer Service Centre on