Push for Toowoomba shops to open at 11am, close 8pm

RETAIL opening hours in Toowoomba could change drastically if the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce's push for later opening hours becomes reality.

The chamber is suggesting retailers open their doors at 10 or 11am and remain open until 8pm.

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Greg Johnson said the move was about giving people the ability to make better use of their time after work each day.

"The chamber would like to see later starts and later finishes for retailers," Mr Johnson said.

Would shops opening at 11am and closing at 8pm work in Toowoomba?

This poll ended on 15 February 2014.

Current Results

Yes

23%

No

76%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

"It gives people the chance to do their shopping after work as well as providing an opportunity to enjoy the extra sunlight in summer."

"This system works well all around the world however it would need a considerable mind shift locally.

"Hopefully it is something which could be trialled here by retailers soon." 

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