Mandurah says "We want retail hours reform"

MANDURAH, Australia, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 70% of adult residents living in the City of Mandurah support a proposal to bring the retail trade hours in the City of Mandurah inline with those of the Perth Metropolitan Area, according toA a recent survey.The survey also revealed that only 10% of adults in the City of Mandurah oppose normalising Mandurah's retail trade hours with the Perth Metro area. The results were obtained in a Mandurah-wide telephone survey conducted on behalf of ISPT, owner of Lakelands Shopping Centre and interest-holders in Halls Head and Mandurah Forum. The survey was conducted by research experts Close at Hand Consultants. It had a sample size of 400 providing a 95% level of confidence with a 4.9% error margin. Spokesperson for ISPT, Steve Cuzens, said that the results highlighted how commerce and jobs were being exported to neighbouring precincts, with it being a seven-minute drive from Lakelands to the nearest centre to the north trading under metropolitan rules. "The survey has revealed that nearly one-in-five (18%) adult residents in the City of Mandurah have done grocery shopping out of the City in the past year and around one-in-ten (9%) have done so on a regular basis due to the restrictive shopping hoursa?¦that is an enormous amount of commerce and jobs needlessly being lost to Mandurah", he said.
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