The heartbeat of any great city is its creative life and night-time economy.
That’s why we established a Creative Sector and Nightlife Advisory Panel to work with local creative, cultural and nightlife communities.
Last month, Council endorsed the City’s late night planning proposal for public exhibition. It includes:
- extending 24-hour trading across the CBD;
- allowing shops, businesses and low-impact food and drink venues on village high streets to trade until 2am;
- new late-night trading areas in fast-growing neighborhoods like Barangaroo and Green Square;
- a new cultural precinct in Alexandria; and
- enabling venues that hold performances and creative events to trade for an extra hour.
The proposed changes followed a consultation involving 10,000 residents that delivered a clear message – our community wants Sydney to have a diverse and exciting nightlife with activities for people of all ages.
In August, we revealed bara, a major new work by Aboriginal artist Judy Watson honouring thousands of years of Aboriginal culture. This six-meter work by will stand above the harbour in the Botanic Gardens.
Soon we’ll announce the result of expression of interests for the long-term lease of our Oxford Street properties, a project to revitalise Oxford Street and retain spaces for creative use.