Show Day 2014

Consultation has concluded

On Thursday 20 February, the NSW Minister for Industrial Relations declared a Local Event Day for Newcastle Regional Show Day in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle local government areas.

This decision followed the Minister'’s rejection of Lake Macquarie City Council’s application for a local public holiday for Show Day. Council made its application in November last year following consultation conducted during August and September.

Newcastle Regional Show Day, on Friday 28 February 2014, will therefore be a holiday for those employers and employees that have agreed to observe the day in their relevant industrial instrument. A local event day does not prevent those businesses without provisions in their industrial instrument from observing Show Day and, should they choose to do so, they will need to ensure that they have received all relevant information from NSW Industrial Relations.

Employers and employees will need to refer to their workplace agreements and contracts to determine entitlements, and can contact NSW Industrial Relations on 131 628 for further information on local event days.

Lake Macquarie City Council will be open for business as usual on Show Day.


Should people in Lake Macquarie be granted a minimum half-day public holiday for Newcastle Regional Show Day 2014?

Every year, Lake Macquarie City Council makes an application to the NSW Government for Newcastle Regional Show Day to be declared a local public holiday or local event day.

The consultation period has been extended and now closes on 16 September.

Council is seeking feedback from people who live, work and run businesses in Lake Macquarie City on whether a minimum half-day public holiday should be sought for next year’s Show Day on Friday 28 February 2014.

To find out more:

To have your say:

  • Take 10 seconds to complete our quick poll
  • Take 10 minutes to complete our submission form
    (you can type-in or upload your submission using this form)

On Thursday 20 February, the NSW Minister for Industrial Relations declared a Local Event Day for Newcastle Regional Show Day in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle local government areas.

This decision followed the Minister'’s rejection of Lake Macquarie City Council’s application for a local public holiday for Show Day. Council made its application in November last year following consultation conducted during August and September.

Newcastle Regional Show Day, on Friday 28 February 2014, will therefore be a holiday for those employers and employees that have agreed to observe the day in their relevant industrial instrument. A local event day does not prevent those businesses without provisions in their industrial instrument from observing Show Day and, should they choose to do so, they will need to ensure that they have received all relevant information from NSW Industrial Relations.

Employers and employees will need to refer to their workplace agreements and contracts to determine entitlements, and can contact NSW Industrial Relations on 131 628 for further information on local event days.

Lake Macquarie City Council will be open for business as usual on Show Day.


Should people in Lake Macquarie be granted a minimum half-day public holiday for Newcastle Regional Show Day 2014?

Every year, Lake Macquarie City Council makes an application to the NSW Government for Newcastle Regional Show Day to be declared a local public holiday or local event day.

The consultation period has been extended and now closes on 16 September.

Council is seeking feedback from people who live, work and run businesses in Lake Macquarie City on whether a minimum half-day public holiday should be sought for next year’s Show Day on Friday 28 February 2014.

To find out more:

To have your say:

  • Take 10 seconds to complete our quick poll
  • Take 10 minutes to complete our submission form
    (you can type-in or upload your submission using this form)
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Submissions are open to people who live and work in Lake Macquarie or who run or own local businesses or organisations. Council will take all submisssion responses and poll results into consideration in making a decision on Show Day 2014.

    Submissions are open to people who live and work in Lake Macquarie or who run or own local businesses or organisations. Council will take all submisssion responses and poll results into consideration in making a decision on Show Day 2014.

    Consultation has concluded