Night Time Economy Phase Three

Consultation has concluded

Thank you for joining us on the journey to develop a comprehensive strategy for Sydney at night.

We are now up to the final stage of the process. The OPEN Sydney Strategy and Action Plan goes to Council this month for adoption. To read the report which was discussed at the Culture and Community Committee Meeting on 18 February 2013, click here.

The report includes a comprehensive account of the process to capture your ideas and develop the Strategy. You can find the final OPEN Sydney Strategy and Action Plan here

You can still view what has been done so far (through the past consultation), watch the OPEN Sydney video with interesting information about just how important our night-time economy is, and read about initiatives that are already underway.


Consultation has concluded
  • Five night-time goals for Sydney


    The draft OPEN Sydney Strategy and Action Plan has five night-time goals for Sydney -

    1. A Global Sydney at night – including global leadership, good governance and coordinated action.

    2. A Connected Sydney at night – including connected transport and connecting visitors, business and events.

    3. A Diverse Sydney at night - including diverse options and planned growth.

    4. An Inviting Sydney at night – including better public spaces and improved drinking cultures.

    5. A Responsive Sydney at night – including responsive regulation, cutting red tape, and local plans providing locally tailored solutions.

    To view the draft OPEN Sydney Strategy and Action Plan click here. Submissions closed 31 August 2012

    To review detailed research, media releases and consultation reports click here.

    by Project Coordinator 07 Jun 2012, 12:28 PM
  • Free 101 workshops


    The City of Sydney is offering a series of short workshops designed for small business owners who aren’t quite sure where to start.

    The 101 Workshops will help give an overview of application processes and common issues in setting up and running a business around the themes of food, pop up events, small bars, live music and Development Applications.

    The two hour workshops will feature presentations from City of Sydney staff, industry representatives, NSW government agencies and case studies of people who have already gone through the process.

    Live Music 101 Tuesday 10 July, 10am to 12pm

    Development Applications 101 Tuesday 7 August, 6pm to 8pm

    Pop Up Events 101  Tuesday 2 October, 6pm to 8pm

    All workshops will be held at Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay NSW 2001. You can register your interest by sending an email to with your name, contact details and specifying which workshops you are interested in.

    by Project Coordinator 07 Jun 2012, 12:39 PM
  • Summer Program survey


    The City of Sydney ran a late night Summer Program between 28 October 2011 and 11 February 2012. We'd like you to help us assess its success.

    Six Precinct Ambassadors worked in pairs between 8pm and 3:30am on Friday and Saturday nights. They provided information and assistance to visitors along George Street, between Hay and Hunter Streets.

    In addition, portable urinals were deployed in this period in Kings Cross, Surry Hills and the Sydney CBD. This was aimed at reducing the impacts of late night public urination for residents living in and around the City's late night precincts.

    Take our quick survey and let us know whether these two initiatives helped to improve late night Sydney for you.

    by Project Coordinator 07 Jun 2012, 12:22 PM
  • Actions already underway


    Did you know the City has already responded to ideas raised in the OPEN Sydney consultation.

    Early initiatives include DA101 workshops to support new businesses and pop-up events; precinct ambassdors in our busiest night time precinct; and portable urinals installed during the summer months when people are going out late. Two food trucks are already out and about selling fabulous food late into the night, with more coming soon.

    Take our survey on our Summer Program, attend a DA101 workshop, watch our sumptuous food trucks video. 

    by Project Coordinator 07 Jun 2012, 11:23 AM