Seeing the results of our work on Sydney’s nightlife

This week we’ve had some exciting developments as part of our work on Sydney’s  nightlife– we’ve reported an overwhelming response to our consultation on late night planning controls and new proposals to implement an ‘agent of change’ approach to protecting music venues and ways of making it easier for businesses to open later or put on cultural events.

Over 10,000 people told us what they think Sydney’s nightlife should look like – and we will now use that feedback to look at changes to our planning controls and ways that we can give Sydneysiders and visitors more diverse options after dark.

Your feedback showed there was strong support for increasing trading hours for late night sites across the city, as well as increasing the amount of late-night areas we have in our city.

Our new Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel met for the first time this week and they all agree that the narrative around Sydney’s nightlife needs to be a positive one that is focused on the creativity and diversity of our nightlife. The Panel also agree we need to advocate to the NSW Government on issues such as late night public transport and regulatory reform.

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Image: Front row – left to right: Emily Collins, Joy Ng, Jess Scully, Emilya Colliver. Back row – left to right: Justine Baker, John Ferris, Jacob Collier, Stephan Gyory, Michael Wynn-Jones, John Green, Kat Dopper, Greg Turton, Phillip Wadds, James Winter, Joshua Green, Kerri Glasscock.