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Ballarat's public holiday uncertainty remains


 Uncertainty remains around what form our public holidays will take later this year in Ballarat.

With the Ballarat Show now cancelled, council will be forced to find another home for the show day holiday, potentially moving it to Melbourne Cup Day.
Cr Des Hudson says the needs of local business need to be considered.
"I've had a couple of discussions with the Mayor about what is the best outcome for business locally and what we can do with the show day holiday."
"Obviously we need to consult with state government because the holiday has been gazetted, but hopefully we can get it across to Melbourne Cup," Cr Hudson said.
Ballarat could potentially have 2 public holidays within 2 weeks if the Grand Final holiday falls on Friday 23rd October and the Show Day holiday moves to Melbourne Cup day on the 3rd November.
It's believed councillors will discuss the options at this Wednesday nights City of Ballarat council meeting.

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