Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Part Day Public Holiday

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Since 1971, Coffs Harbour City Council (Council) has applied for and been granted a half day public holiday for the Coffs Harbour Gold Cup. This event is hosted by the Coffs Harbour Racing Club and is held annually on the first Thursday in August. Since 2013, Council has applied for a part day Public holiday, rather than a half day. This means the annual public holiday commences at 12 noon and finishes at 5:30pm.

In order for the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area to continue having an annual local part day public holiday, Council must apply to the State Government to have it declared under the Public Holidays Act 2010 (NSW). As part of this application, Council is required to consider the impacts to regional businesses and local communities, the effect on local schools and effect on the transport of school students who attend school. In order to assess this, council is carrying out public consultation to consider the impacts, costs and benefits of declaring a part-day public holiday within the Coffs Harbour Local Government area.

Under the Public Holidays Act 2010 local Councils are able to apply for either a ‘local public holiday’ or a ‘local event day.’ The attached information sheet outlines this legislation and its impact. Council has always applied for a local public holiday.

Council invites your submission in regard to the impact of the part day public holiday on your organisation and any responses are required by Friday 19 October 2018.

Since 1971, Coffs Harbour City Council (Council) has applied for and been granted a half day public holiday for the Coffs Harbour Gold Cup. This event is hosted by the Coffs Harbour Racing Club and is held annually on the first Thursday in August. Since 2013, Council has applied for a part day Public holiday, rather than a half day. This means the annual public holiday commences at 12 noon and finishes at 5:30pm.

In order for the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area to continue having an annual local part day public holiday, Council must apply to the State Government to have it declared under the Public Holidays Act 2010 (NSW). As part of this application, Council is required to consider the impacts to regional businesses and local communities, the effect on local schools and effect on the transport of school students who attend school. In order to assess this, council is carrying out public consultation to consider the impacts, costs and benefits of declaring a part-day public holiday within the Coffs Harbour Local Government area.

Under the Public Holidays Act 2010 local Councils are able to apply for either a ‘local public holiday’ or a ‘local event day.’ The attached information sheet outlines this legislation and its impact. Council has always applied for a local public holiday.

Council invites your submission in regard to the impact of the part day public holiday on your organisation and any responses are required by Friday 19 October 2018.

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    Council invites your submission in regard to the impact of the part day public holiday.

    Council is committed to openness and transparency in its decision making processes.  The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires Council to provide public access to information held unless there are overriding public interest considerations against disclosure.  Any submissions received will be made publicly available unless the writer can demonstrate that the release of part or all of the information would not be in the public interest.  However, Council would be obliged to release information as required by court order or other specific law.

    Council invites your submission in regard to the impact of the part day public holiday.

    Council is committed to openness and transparency in its decision making processes.  The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires Council to provide public access to information held unless there are overriding public interest considerations against disclosure.  Any submissions received will be made publicly available unless the writer can demonstrate that the release of part or all of the information would not be in the public interest.  However, Council would be obliged to release information as required by court order or other specific law.

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