Business SA recently welcomed the State Government’s decision to allow city shops to open on the final day of the extended Easter long weekend.
Business SA Chief Executive Officer, Peter Vaughan, said the decision to allow businesses in the CBD to open on a public holiday was a great opportunity.
“We welcome this announcement from the State Government, which is a great decision for shoppers, for the many workers wanting to work, for businesses and for tourism,” Mr Vaughan said.
“It is a real breakthrough to have shops throughout the CBD being able to trade on a public holiday.
“Having shops closed for four out of five days over Easter would have been a disaster for the local economy and this is a common sense decision by the government.
“It is important to note that major retailers have agreed to not force employees to work against their will.
“We call on the Adelaide City Council and the traders to get behind this decision and make the Tuesday trading as successful as possible.
“Whether it be providing free parking, entertainment, special sales or extra transport, we must make this public holiday a success by adding real vibrancy throughout the CBD.
“We are just over a month out from Easter and I encourage all retailers throughout the city to seek the appropriate exemption and make the most of this rare opportunity.
“Many businesses, employees and shoppers have long called for shop trading on public holidays and now is the opportunity to show what a great success it would be if further action was taken.”
Rundle Mall Management Authority will celebrate this trading hours decision and turn on a festive atmosphere throughout the Tuesday trading period with street performers, musicians and other entertainment.
U-Park will provide shoppers with a $6 flat rate all day at their Grenfell Street, Gawler Place, Frome Street, Wyatt Street and Rundle Street car parks.