Get the facts on seven-day trading

WARWICK Chamber of Commerce will host an information session on seven-day trading for all Warwick retailers on June 21 at Kings Theatre.

President John Randall has urged all CBD retailers to attend to get the facts on the potential impact of seven-day trading on Warwick.

He said the chamber had put together a panel of “industry experts” for the night to answer questions from concerned traders.

“The panel will include representatives from shopping centre management, lawyers with expertise in retail, and the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce,” Mr Randall said.

Announcement of the forum follows yesterday’s decision by the Dalby Chamber of Commerce to oppose an application for Dalby to have seven-day trading, now before the Industrial Relations Commission.

Mr Randall said the application for seven-day trading in Warwick was being heard concurrently with the Dalby case.

“The process now from a legal perspective is that the chamber will host the commission when they come to Warwick in late September for an inspection and the case will then be heard a few days later at the Toowoomba Court House,” he said.

“During that hearing, our chamber will present its position.”

“Now that Toowoomba has started seven-day trading, the chamber has to be confident that whatever position is taken locally is in the best interests of our members and the wider Warwick community.”

“I look forward to the chamber being able to make a decision on where we stand on seven-day trading, after listening to the concerns that will be raised at the information session.”

For more details, phone 4661 5030.

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