Kingaroy Shoppingworld Centre Manager Chris O'Rourke.
Kingaroy Shoppingworld Centre Manager Chris O'Rourke. Tobi Loftus

YOUR SAY: Sunday trading hours welcome

SOUTH Burnett residents have overwhelmingly supported the idea of shops being open for Sunday trading.

People took to social media to voice their support, saying it could attract businesses to the region and encourage people to spend more.

Kailey Cox said she'd like to see it happen.

"We do most of our shopping on Saturday and some times its so busy that we end up leaving without getting everything we want,” she said.

"I'm looking forward to Sunday shopping this month as its usually much quieter and makes for a more enjoyable experience.

John Steer said it could create more jobs.

"I think Kingaroy could handle Sunday trading with Bunnings coming, if Kmart was to come and with the current Big W it would create more needed jobs for the district,” he said.

Though some weren't supportive of the idea.

Kirby Reaves said Sunday should be family time

"For a lot of families Sunday is the only time they get to spend together,” Ms Reaves said.

"(If we) have Sunday trading, suddenly everyone has to work it.

"If you can't get your shopping done the other 6 days of the week there is something wrong. People still only have the same amount of money to spend as well - opening Sundays does not mean they are going to be spending any more than they already are.”

Kingaroy Shoppingworld and Aldi opened on Sunday and will remain open every Sunday up until Christmas.

Permanent Sunday trading can't launch in the region until at least 2022 following a decision by the Queensland Parliament in August.

South Burnett


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