media release

Rundle Mall still closed for business

Member for Adelaide, Rachel Sanderson will this morning be at the King William St end of Rundle Mall with a petition to have Rundle Mall designated as a Tourist Precinct.

Recently Ms Sanderson presented a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Shop Trading Hours Act to the South Australian Parliaments saying that the adoption of the Bill would bring Adelaide into line with the eastern state capital cities.

“Allowing ALL Rundle Mall shops to open on non-religious public holidays will provide South Australians and visitors the option of shopping in the heart of the city during most holiday breaks,” Ms Sanderson said.
“Rundle Mall is already a tourist destination but is often closed when interstate and international visitors are in Adelaide.

“At present only retailers with under 200sqm of floor space are able to open on public holidays but few are willing to unless the larger stores are also operating.

“The small retailers that do open for business receive many complaints from interstate and overseas visitors about the fact that that the whole of Rundle Mall is not open for shopping.”

A petition to make Rundle Mall a designated Tourist Precinct is currently gathering signatures.

From 11.00 AM today Rachel Sanderson will be at the King William St end of Rundle Mall with the petition.