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As the community is aware, the 2020 Ingham Show has been cancelled due to COVID-19 implications.
Council has the ability to request an alternative day for 2020 and is calling for community feedback regarding this possibility.
Currently the holiday remains as Friday 26 June 2020 and is classed as a Show Holiday which is for the purpose of an agricultural, horticultural or industrial show being held.
Should any request for an alternative day be approved by the Office of Industrial Relations the new date would be classed as a Bank Holiday.
A Bank Holiday is considered a holiday for financial institutions and public services however a normal working day for general businesses. It would then be up to business owners or managers to decide if the business operates for the day.
Council is therefore seeking community feedback on whether to leave the Show Holiday as is or seek an alternative, such as Melbourne Cup Day or a Hinchinbrook Special Event Day.
In order for community feedback on the following options to be considered, it is necessary for information to be provided to Council by 5.00pm Thursday 21 May 2020.
To provide feedback, please visit follow the link below to complete an online survey or contact Council on 4776 4600.