Council's role in determining what sort of local holiday should be granted for Show Day

about 6 years ago
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Council has traditionally supported Newcastle Regional Show Day, and each year has made an application to the Minister for Industrial Relations to declare either a local public holiday or local event day in the local government area.


Council has traditionally supported Newcastle Regional Show Day, and each year has made an application to the Minister for Industrial Relations to declare either a local public holiday or local event day in the local government area.

NSW Industrial Relations has previously informed Council that in considering an application to the Minister to declare a full-day or half-day local public holiday, Council is expected to consult with the affected community and relevant stakeholders, and to take into account the potential impact the application will have upon businesses in the designated area.

NSW Industrial Relations has also previously encouraged Council to liaise with Newcastle City Council with the aim of ensuring consistency across the two local government areas.

Consultation has concluded