Shop local in lead-up to Xmas urges Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt


Gary Hine and Ken Hasluck in The Naked Butcher.
Gary Hine and Ken Hasluck in The Naked Butcher.

AS AUSTRALIANS prepare to spend $50 billion in the lead-up to Christmas, Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt is urging us all to shop local.

“Many businesses in Hasluck are family owned and operated,” Mr Wyatt said.

“And after a slow retail year, they are hoping for an upswing in Christmas trade.”

Mr Wyatt said he hoped that by encouraging consumers to shop and think local, it would make this a very merry Christmas for local communities.

“We are fortunate in Hasluck to have a diverse retail sector offering unique gifts and must-haves for family, friends and loved ones as well as all our grocery needs for the festive season,” he said.

“Everything you need this Christmas can be found close to home in Hasluck.”

Mr Wyatt said the Naked Butcher in Mundaring was a great example of a local small family business providing good produce and service.

“I recently visited Gary Hine and his team at The Naked Butcher and was impressed with the quality of their produce and commitment to customers,” he said.

“Gary and the team provide old fashioned customer service and even home deliver.”

Mr Wyatt said many of Hasluck’s small businesses employ more young people and those looking for casual work during the Christmas season.

“Christmas is a vital injection of cash and confidence into our community,” he said.

“It is also a chance to help our small businesses employ more local – particularly young – people and keep that money flowing around our local economy.”