Public Event Day for 2013 Kempsey Cup

A large crowd was on hand for the 2012 Kempsey Akubra Cup

Kempsey Mayor Liz Campbell announced that the Kempsey Cup Race Day will be determined as a Local Event Day following the recent council meeting.

Mayor Campbell said “this option allows people to attend these events without placing a large economic imposition on the overall economy of the Shire.

"There is still the opportunity for individual employees to come to a fundamental agreement with their employers that the business will be closed for half the day and no penalty rates are incurred."

The decision to implement a Local Event Day rather than a Public Holiday was made as Industrial Relations legislation commits employers to substantial additional labour costs in organisations both in the private and public sector, including small businesses.

The resolution from Council will now be sent to NSW Industrial Relations for approval and official gazettal.