The expanded boundaries of the Perth tourism precinct.

Tourism precinct expansion flawed: CCIWA

The state government's push for extended retail trading hours has started with the expansion of the Perth tourism precinct to include parts of Subiaco, Victoria Park and Mt Lawley, and the extension of closing times.


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The problem is that for over a quarter of the year we will be shopping in the dark.... The reason the state government is trying to push the extended hours is that the state is loosing close to $1.3bn in revenue due to daylight savings not being voted for in the recent referendum. We the consumer are paying more here in WA than other states due to this, higher insurance, banking fees, investment banking and food goods. Paving the way for more Coles and Woolworths in the state will not break the cycle of higher prices that West Australians pay for basic food items, it will only strengthen the position of the duopoly and increase the lobbying power.

Not ideal and not what the city needs but at least it's better than nothing. Politicians need to do what the people want - not sure why this is so difficult for them to understand. Those that don't will pay dearly at the next poll!

Shopping in the dark??? Ahem ... the idea IS to extend trading hours beyond sunset, so of course we'll be able to shop in the dark ... and we'll be able to do so for the best part of 4 quarters of the year as far as I can tell. Not sure why the previous comment tied this to daylight saving. Bring on the extended shopping hours, but let's leave the clocks as they are.

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