Spring start for extended trading hours

Premier Colin Barnett has today confirmed his intention to begin extended weeknight trading hours as early as this spring.


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Finally, sleepy Perth is waking up. I am thrilled, no more battling with everyone on a Thursday night or Saturday! I can't wait.

Perth WA
This is a welcome news. Perth is now coming of age and joing the contemporary cities around the world for extended weekdays and maybe even weekends (Shopping Centre) Trading hours. For professionals like me who work regularly till 5:30pm - 6pm this is indeed great news. Extended trading hours will give us the flexibility to do some shopping when we need it and not wait for the overcrowded Thursday evening or Saturday chaos!

Looking forward to grocery shopping after work! This could also create more part-time jobs, particularly for students and parents of young children.

The extended xmas trading was nothing more than a joke. i have a very busy business in a big shopping centre and my business did not benefit from the ridiculous trading hours imposed on us.. It cost me money to stay open. What is wrong with you people perth has not got the population to sustain such a thing. oh and by the way I feel that this is descrimination against people that work in retail. I am all for providing a service and we do that very well but myself and my staff did not have a good xmas because we had to all work would you like to give up your family time especially xmas. Today is Sunday the 27th December and i have been at work all day and my cafe has not been busy at all, we just broke even business in this cente is closing early shop after shop have closed up and it is only 2.00pm so you tell me how is this going to work.

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