Sydney nightlife – speak up for vibrancy
We have just 24 hours left to speak up in the latest inquiry into the music and arts economy in New South Wales.
As most of us reading this are inhabitants of inner-Sydney homes, we’re in a unique position to be a positive influence on what remains of Sydney nightlife. Our engagement affects the future of live concerts, galleries, festivals, hospitality and entertainment precincts – enhancing Sydney’s standing as a global city.
The local music and arts economy has been hotly debated in recent years, particularly following the stern NSW Government lockout laws we’ve endured since 2014.
A committee is about to review the NSW Government’s response to the Night-Time Economy Roundtable Action Plan, policies to support music and arts culture, including permanent and temporary venue spaces, and policy and legislation options in other jurisdictions.
This latest examination will also look at whether local councils are setting realistic noise abatement and environmental impact targets in their consideration of development applications from cafes, restaurants and live music venues.
Luckily for those of us wanting to weigh in, the entertainment aficionados at TimeOut magazine have pre-written intros that address key aspects of the debate. All people have to do is add any real-life examples that have affected them. It can be done in minutes. Simple as.
Submissions can be made by individuals or organisations, and are open to anyone, irrespective of geographical location.
Hospitality workers might want to weigh in on the impact of business patronage, future career plans, or fair policing (example). Musicians could address the calibre/quantity of live music venues (example). And creative industry workers could address how NSW could be more inspiring to work/live (example).
As Inner-Sydney inhabitants, what positive changes could enrich our nightlife, our culture, and our own lives?
Submissions to the parliamentary inquiry into the music and arts economy in New South Wales can take any format, from a brief letter to a substantial research paper and must be relevant to these terms of reference.
You can upload your submission to the website via letter or video link, or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We all know a joker who lives in the inner city and complains about its vibrancy. Consider this our chance to be the opposite of that guy…
Submissions close Wednesday, February 28.