Sunday trading to boost Perth retail sector
The introduction of Sunday trading in Perth this August is likely to be welcomed by businesses with ...
The introduction of Sunday trading in Perth this August is likely to be welcomed by businesses with stakes in commercial property across the city.
On Sunday (July 1), West Australian premier Colin Barnett announced all shops in the Perth metropolitan area would be allowed to trade on Sundays from August 26.
Previously, most businesses with commercial retail property in the CBD were allowed to trade on Sundays, with only some other retailers across the Perth region permitted to trade on this day.
Mr Barnett said Sunday trading in Perth was a milestone for the region and would provide significant economic opportunity for retailers.
"The start date we have chosen will ensure retailers who were previously restricted from opening on Sundays have enough time to prepare for the new trading environment and make consumers aware of their new opening hours," commerce minister Simon O'Brien said.
While retailers have the option to keep their doors closed based on their individual choices, the new trading laws provide business owners with increased revenue opportunities.
The new laws will also allow retail shops across Perth to open from 11am to 5pm on public holidays, excluding Anzac Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
"In addition to the added convenience of Sunday shopping, this initiative will result in increased job opportunities," Mr O'Brien explained.