AFTER some 25 years, the Western Australian state liberal government has approved laws allowing Sunday trading in Perth.
In a move expected to result in a wave of major new retail developments and refurbishments, Premier Colin Barnett, and the opposition, supported the legislation which replaces ad hoc rules that allowed only certain retailers to open.
Sunday trading was the subject of a failed referendum in 2005.
Melbourne-based Myer has been one of the first retailers to praise the move, adding the group would now “move more quickly to refurbish and expand operations in Perth”. The company has refurbished just one of its six Perth stores since 2006 but undertaking numerous major renovations of its east coast outlets since that time.Read more