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Community invited to have their say on the Albury Gold Cup Public Holiday

Wednesday 6 September 2023

AlburyCity is seeking feedback from the community to determine whether there is support for a half-day public holiday for the Albury Gold Cup in 2024/25.

The Albury Gold Cup has enjoyed significant popularity for many years, with the event recognised as one of the premier regional racing carnivals in in NSW.

It also provides significant economic benefit for our city, with the 2023 event attracting more than 11,600 attendees, generating over $4m in economic impact and out of region visitor spend alone estimated at $2.25m.

AlburyCity is required to make an application to the NSW Government for any local public holidays. Since 1998, Council has endorsed an application for a half-day public holiday for the Albury Gold Cup event following community consultation to gauge support.

Community members and businesses can provide their feedback on the half-day holiday for the upcoming 2024/25 Albury Gold Cup events by filling in a short online survey.

This feedback will be included in a report to Council to assist in determining whether to proceed with an application to the NSW Government for the next two years.

AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King encouraged everyone in the community to have their say.

“The Albury Gold Cup half-day public holiday affects everyone in our community, whether you are a business owner, tourism operator, enjoy going to the event or not.”

“This is your opportunity to give your feedback and pave the way forward for the next two years,” Mayor King said.

The community can have their say until Tuesday 19 September 2023 on the AlburyCity website.