The City of Logan’s annual Ekka holiday will go ahead as planned on Monday, August 9.
The Queensland Government announced the People’s Day Ekka holiday in Brisbane, scheduled for Wednesday, August 11, has been postponed to a date to be confirmed.
Logan City Council has decided to keep the public holiday on Monday given the late notice to postpone would have created uncertainty for the community.
It also risked disrupting plans put in place by City of Logan residents, business owners, local schools and public transport schedulers.
While Logan City councillors voted to keep the day, Scenic Rim Regional Council (SRRC) decided that they would not keep the Monday Public Holiday.
SRRC Mayor Greg Christensen said due to the current lockdown in South East Queensland and the cancellation of the Ekka, Scenic Rim community members were already restricted from taking advantage of the three-day long weekend or attending the show.
“We know our businesses are doing it extremely tough at the moment, however by changing the date, hopefully we can secure a time when people can travel again, and our businesses will once again be able to fully open up, welcome more customers, and trade as normal,” he said.
“We recognise there may be people who are disappointed by this news, however I am sure when the lockdown eases, families will be keen to have that extra day off up their sleeve and preferably another long weekend to plan something fun.”
Comments made on Logan City Councils, Logan councillors pages, state government pages and SRRC council pages Facebook page, there is a mixed opinion on who is right and who is wrong.
Not everyone can be pleased on decisions; as a Logan resident is keeping the public holiday with lockdown continuation uncertainty a good or bad decision?