Muswellbrook Shire Council is urging residents to have their say on the proposed 2022 half-day public holiday for the Muswellbrook Cup.
The council is proposing to apply to the NSW Government for a local half-day public holiday marking the Muswellbrook Cup, to be observed on Friday, April 1 2022 from midday.
Consultation is being conducted with the council seeking feedback on the potential imapct of the public holiday on the community and business sectors.
Under the administrative arrangements to declare a public holiday, Council must apply for a full or half-day public holiday and the Minister must approve its gazettal before being officially recognised by the State.
As an alternative to a local half-day public holiday, the community also has the option of supporting a local event day.
A local event day is again declared by the Minister, although it does not preclude banks and certain retail outlets from trading on the day.
Entitlements to penalty rates will only arise in the case where an enterprise agreement or contract has been signed, according to the council.
Residents are encouraged to provide their views on the proposal via survey by Friday, August 6, 2021, at: