Public Consultation - Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Part Day Public Holidays 2020 and 2021

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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.

Public consultation period will start Wednesday 28 August 2019. Council invites submissions in regard to the impact of the part day public holiday from the community and any responses will be required by Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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.

Public consultation period will start Wednesday 28 August 2019. Council invites submissions in regard to the impact of the part day public holiday from the community and any responses will be required by Wednesday 25 September 2019.

Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Part Day Public Holiday

Consultation has concluded