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To: Lismore City Council

Give us a break! Save Our Lismore Holiday

We've got some great news.

Last night the Lismore City Council reconsidered the application for a part-day local holiday in 2020 and 2021 which it rejected in December. But this time the Council voted in favour of the holiday!

That means workers in the Lismore Local Government Area will have a half-day public holiday on Thursday 24 September 2020, and on Thursday 23 September 2021.

By signing this petition, you played an important role in convincing Lismore Councillors that local workers deserve a break.

Thank you, and congratulations on being part of a successful community campaign.

Give us a break! Save Our Lismore Holiday

Dear Lismore Councillors, the decision to scrap the Lismore Cup public holiday will hurt local workers, their families and our local economy.

Please reinstate our holiday, and give local workers a break.

Why is this important?

Public holidays are important times for all workers in the Lismore area. It’s a time to spend celebrating this great community, volunteering locally, catching up with family and friends, or just having some much-needed time out.

If we have to work we rely on getting paid our penalty rates. Cutting our penalty rates means less money for us to spend in local businesses and less money to help us cover our living costs.

How it will be delivered

The petition will be presented to the Lismore Council prior to its meeting on 11 February, 2020.


Reasons for signing

  • This will have an affect not only on the community coming together to socialise & connect for a day but also impact small business in the retail sector that rely on sales leading up to the event. These businesses are already struggling & with the huge downturn in this industry retailers will be directly affected. Save Cup Day
  • Council should b3 doing everything possible to promote functions that bring money into the town but it seems there is an agenda to kill off business in this town with rates and now the loss of the races!!
  • It is an important day for Lismore economy. People travel to come to the races. Once again council making a decision without considering the effects on business and the opionions of residents.


2020-02-12 10:48:21 +1100

Petition is successful with 383 signatures

2020-02-04 16:34:01 +1100

100 signatures reached

2020-02-04 12:23:49 +1100

50 signatures reached

2020-02-04 10:40:34 +1100

25 signatures reached

2020-02-04 09:09:27 +1100

10 signatures reached