Night Time Economy

The City of Sydney wants to create a vibrant nightlife offering something for everyone. You should have choices if you are heading out at night – from a street bar with live music, to a night club to an inspiring art exhibition or bookshop.

We will use feedback from our consultation and the best available research to develop a new night time city policy. This policy will outline a vision for how the night time economy should function over the next 20 years.


The policy is also focused on broader strategic issues for Sydney at night. Specific issues suchContinue reading

The City of Sydney wants to create a vibrant nightlife offering something for everyone. You should have choices if you are heading out at night – from a street bar with live music, to a night club to an inspiring art exhibition or bookshop.

We will use feedback from our consultation and the best available research to develop a new night time city policy. This policy will outline a vision for how the night time economy should function over the next 20 years.


The policy is also focused on broader strategic issues for Sydney at night. Specific issues such as trading hours, and planning will be explored as an outcome of the policy. An outline of what the Policy will – and will not – cover is available here.

The timeline for developing the policy is: July - September: Analyse community ideas and other research. Produce a Discussion Paper capturing this information; October - November: Seek community feedback on the Discussion Paper; February 2012: The Draft Policy, which is informed by the Discussion Paper, goes to Council. The community will then be consulted before the Final Policy is adopted. A progress report is available here.

Thanks to all those who contributed their ideas so far and stay tuned for more opportunities to have your say on the Night Time Economy in Sydney. Keep following @SydneyYourSay on Twitter for all the latest news. 

Consultation has concluded
  • City Launches New Round of Consultation on the Future of Sydney's Night Life

    over 5 years ago
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    The City has opened its next round of consultation on the future of Sydney's night life. Have your say and read our discussion paper http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/nighteconomyphase2 and share your thoughts on the future of Sydney's night life.

    The City has opened its next round of consultation on the future of Sydney's night life. Have your say and read our discussion paper http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/nighteconomyphase2 and share your thoughts on the future of Sydney's night life.

  • What Sydneysiders Want From Their City At Night - A Letter From The CEO, Monica Barone.

    over 5 years ago
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    Dear Forum Participants

    Thank you for contributing the kind of future you'd like to see for your city at night.

    We've been overwhelmed by the level of response to our Late Night Economy consultation and by the creative, positive and smart ideas to solve current problems and to deliver a truly world class city that we all feel proud of and can all live and work in.

    This letter aims to give you a snapshot of who we spoke to, what they said and what our next steps are.


    Who we spoke to....

    Our extensive program... Continue reading

    Dear Forum Participants

    Thank you for contributing the kind of future you'd like to see for your city at night.

    We've been overwhelmed by the level of response to our Late Night Economy consultation and by the creative, positive and smart ideas to solve current problems and to deliver a truly world class city that we all feel proud of and can all live and work in.

    This letter aims to give you a snapshot of who we spoke to, what they said and what our next steps are.


    Who we spoke to....

    Our extensive program included 5 community forums, 3 focus groups, 1 sector roundtable, 1 key stakeholder forum, 8 street based vox pop sessions and an online forum with over 6000 unique visitors and over 31,000 page views, with live Twitter feed.

    What you wanted for Sydney at night....

    Key themes from across all consultation included a desire for a night City that has:

    Transport – public transport throughout the night and that connects across City villages.

    Diversity – with different activities throughout the city (rather than a monoculture) in the evening and night, later trading retail and cultural offerings, more food options and night markets and pop up events & business to provide options for families and older age groups, and options that aren't solely about alcohol.

    Planning and Licensing – cutting red tape for operators, easier access to DA information, and new character guidelines at night for our many precincts to manage long term growth, business mix and issues of saturation.

    Safety – with good lighting and design (for both functional and creative purposes), visible police presence, excellent street activation and managing busy areas like Kings Cross like an event.

    Dining – with more outdoor dining, later trading kitchens and food vans, with a focus on good quality food experiences.

    A Pedestrian Experience – with clear wayfinding signage, improved footway congestion and a level of activation and street design that encourages safety and more people to walk in Sydney at night.

    Design – with beautiful, human-scale streetscapes that encourage strolling and reflect the uniqueness of each precinct. Venue design that considers scale, socialising and alleviate noise impacts.

    Services – with more public toilets, cleaner streets, free wi-fi and accessible information about our city at night via apps and consolidated online sites.

    Next steps....

    We are currently completing our new research program which along with your ideas will inform our long term plan for Sydney. The plan will be informed by a Discussion Paper, which you'll be able to comment on in October. We'll email you a copy of this directly, and will also have it available on exhibition on our website.

    There have been so many great ideas through our public consultation process, that we are keen to deliver a few by summer. We look forward to keeping you up to date on these in the very near future.

    If you'd like to get involved or find out more you can go to http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/ or contact Suzie Matthews, Manager Late Night Economy on 9265 9333 or at smatthew@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.


    Yours sincerely

    Monica Barone 

    Chief Executive Officer

  • The forums have concluded - What's next?

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    The online discussion forum is now closed. Thanks to all those who contributed their ideas to the development of a Night Time Economy Policy.

    We've heard from a broad range of voices including participants in the online and face to face forums, meetings with industry, business, police and academics and a roundtable of industry and community representatives. Details of phase one of consultation is available here.

    The findings from community consultation and research will be presented in a discussion paper due to be released in October 2011. As part of phase two of community consultation, we will be asking for your views on this paper.

    Stay tuned for a snapshot of ideas submitted so far and more opportunities to have your say on the Night Time Economy in Sydney. Keep following @SydneyYourSay on Twitter for all the latest news.

    The online discussion forum is now closed. Thanks to all those who contributed their ideas to the development of a Night Time Economy Policy.

    We've heard from a broad range of voices including participants in the online and face to face forums, meetings with industry, business, police and academics and a roundtable of industry and community representatives. Details of phase one of consultation is available here.

    The findings from community consultation and research will be presented in a discussion paper due to be released in October 2011. As part of phase two of community consultation, we will be asking for your views on this paper.

    Stay tuned for a snapshot of ideas submitted so far and more opportunities to have your say on the Night Time Economy in Sydney. Keep following @SydneyYourSay on Twitter for all the latest news.

  • Green Square, Redfern, Alexandria Zetland Community Has its Say – Sydney Nightlife

    over 5 years ago
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    Creating buildings and places that are innovative, interesting and celebrate the diverse social and ethnic mix were among the key themes at Thursday's Green Square, Redfern, Waterloo, Alexandria, Roseberry and Zetland community forum on the future of Sydney's nightlife.

    Residents want a variety of places to choose from when they go out. They want to be able to visit rooftop gardens, dine outdoors, go dancing and experience later retail trading, especially on Sundays.

    The residents are among thousands of Sydneysiders, visitors and businesses talking to us about what they want from nightlife in the city.

    The current consultation process is a genuine invitation to all our City communities to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes from Thursday night's forum include:

    NTERESTING ARCHITECTURE: No more sterile, 'cookie cutter' towers – residents want their interest maintained at eye level with funky architecture and creative spaces.

    ATMOSPHERE: Places that promote a tolerant, cosmopolitan atmosphere to help celebrate Sydney's interesting social and ethnic mix.

    MORE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS: Streets either fully or partially closed for pedestrian and restaurant use. Residents want to turn our streetscapes into meeting places that help build a sense of community and reduce road rage.

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

    Creating buildings and places that are innovative, interesting and celebrate the diverse social and ethnic mix were among the key themes at Thursday's Green Square, Redfern, Waterloo, Alexandria, Roseberry and Zetland community forum on the future of Sydney's nightlife.

    Residents want a variety of places to choose from when they go out. They want to be able to visit rooftop gardens, dine outdoors, go dancing and experience later retail trading, especially on Sundays.

    The residents are among thousands of Sydneysiders, visitors and businesses talking to us about what they want from nightlife in the city.

    The current consultation process is a genuine invitation to all our City communities to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes from Thursday night's forum include:

    NTERESTING ARCHITECTURE: No more sterile, 'cookie cutter' towers – residents want their interest maintained at eye level with funky architecture and creative spaces.

    ATMOSPHERE: Places that promote a tolerant, cosmopolitan atmosphere to help celebrate Sydney's interesting social and ethnic mix.

    MORE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS: Streets either fully or partially closed for pedestrian and restaurant use. Residents want to turn our streetscapes into meeting places that help build a sense of community and reduce road rage.

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

  • Newtown, Glebe and Erskineville community has its say - Sydney Nightlife

    over 5 years ago

    Making streets better for pedestrians and cyclists, creating places for political discussions and opening up access to public spaces such as the Newtown tram sheds were among the key themes at Tuesday's Newtown, Glebe and Erskineville community forum on the future of Sydney's nightlife.

    Many residents raised the issue of better and all night public transport, reducing red tape for businesses, creating a central information resource on what's on at night, creating more small, local free events.

    The residents from Newtown, Glebe and Erskineville are among thousands of Sydney residents, visitors and businesses telling us what they want from nightlife in the city.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities -- residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes from last night's forum include:

    INTERGENERATIONAL: spaces for all (eg playgrounds with activities for adults as well), 70 year olds don't get knocked over walking down the street

    MORE LIVE MUSIC

    BETTER DESIGN: architecture, sound mitigation

    TRANSPORT: integrated ticketing, connecting villages, courtesy buses, staggered taxi changeover

    LICENSING: improve complaints and compliance, reduce red tape/costs for licensed premises particularly music venues, issue licenses to people rather than venues, have wind-down time rather than closing time

    SERVICES: late-night chemists, central information hub, wayfinding

    CREATE KING STREET TUNNEL: take traffic off the streets, leave it for pedestrians and cyclists

    The last community forum on the future of Sydney nightlife is on Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

    Making streets better for pedestrians and cyclists, creating places for political discussions and opening up access to public spaces such as the Newtown tram sheds were among the key themes at Tuesday's Newtown, Glebe and Erskineville community forum on the future of Sydney's nightlife.

    Many residents raised the issue of better and all night public transport, reducing red tape for businesses, creating a central information resource on what's on at night, creating more small, local free events.

    The residents from Newtown, Glebe and Erskineville are among thousands of Sydney residents, visitors and businesses telling us what they want from nightlife in the city.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities -- residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes from last night's forum include:

    INTERGENERATIONAL: spaces for all (eg playgrounds with activities for adults as well), 70 year olds don't get knocked over walking down the street

    MORE LIVE MUSIC

    BETTER DESIGN: architecture, sound mitigation

    TRANSPORT: integrated ticketing, connecting villages, courtesy buses, staggered taxi changeover

    LICENSING: improve complaints and compliance, reduce red tape/costs for licensed premises particularly music venues, issue licenses to people rather than venues, have wind-down time rather than closing time

    SERVICES: late-night chemists, central information hub, wayfinding

    CREATE KING STREET TUNNEL: take traffic off the streets, leave it for pedestrians and cyclists

    The last community forum on the future of Sydney nightlife is on Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

  • Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Paddington community has their say - Sydney Night Life

    over 5 years ago

    Improving public transport, controlling antisocial behaviour and reducing the clustering of similar venues were among the key themes at Monday night's Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Paddington community forum on the future of Sydney's nightlife.

    Many residents raised the issue of greater consideration for their needs – including appropriate closing times, noise issues, zoning controls and improved complaint handling processes.

    The residents from Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Paddington are among thousands of Sydney residents, visitors and businesses telling us what they want from nightlife in the city.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities - residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes from Monday night's forum include:

    - SOCIAL DIVERSITY: more outdoor activities such as cinemas, ad hoc events, markets, greater use of parks, finer grain venues including cafes and restaurants, more affordable eating and drinking options, more retail and shopping, more non-alcohol related activities. Important to have gay, lesbian and transgender venues as they provide a feeling of safety for young members of the community. Smooth transition and integration between day time and night time economies

    - CONVENIENCE: late-night grocery stores and retail, libraries, environmentally sustainable venues with Australian produce, 24 hour gym, bookshops, music shops, clean, accessible public toilets, food carts, water bubblers, 24 hour pharmacy, incentives to attract the right mix of outlets to service residents

    - CLEANLINESS: underground garbage systems, continue cleaning streets regularly throughout the night

    - TRANSPORT: free public transport, light rail to get people out of city, new businesses running small transport options, shuttle buses to move people around the city , wider, uncrowded and safer pedestrian walkways.

    - SAFETY: greater police presence, more late night health services

    - ADULT ECONOMY: greater variety of venues, offer activities at pubs/clubs aside from drinking, should include small bars, venues should be in commercial strips not near residential areas, better blending/balance between venues and residential areas, more niche venues to cater to a diverse population, closing hours should be earlier, or stagger venue closing times. Better management and control of licensed venues and clientele to improve safety.

    The last community forum on the future of Sydney nightlife is on Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

    Improving public transport, controlling antisocial behaviour and reducing the clustering of similar venues were among the key themes at Monday night's Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Paddington community forum on the future of Sydney's nightlife.

    Many residents raised the issue of greater consideration for their needs – including appropriate closing times, noise issues, zoning controls and improved complaint handling processes.

    The residents from Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Paddington are among thousands of Sydney residents, visitors and businesses telling us what they want from nightlife in the city.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities - residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes from Monday night's forum include:

    - SOCIAL DIVERSITY: more outdoor activities such as cinemas, ad hoc events, markets, greater use of parks, finer grain venues including cafes and restaurants, more affordable eating and drinking options, more retail and shopping, more non-alcohol related activities. Important to have gay, lesbian and transgender venues as they provide a feeling of safety for young members of the community. Smooth transition and integration between day time and night time economies

    - CONVENIENCE: late-night grocery stores and retail, libraries, environmentally sustainable venues with Australian produce, 24 hour gym, bookshops, music shops, clean, accessible public toilets, food carts, water bubblers, 24 hour pharmacy, incentives to attract the right mix of outlets to service residents

    - CLEANLINESS: underground garbage systems, continue cleaning streets regularly throughout the night

    - TRANSPORT: free public transport, light rail to get people out of city, new businesses running small transport options, shuttle buses to move people around the city , wider, uncrowded and safer pedestrian walkways.

    - SAFETY: greater police presence, more late night health services

    - ADULT ECONOMY: greater variety of venues, offer activities at pubs/clubs aside from drinking, should include small bars, venues should be in commercial strips not near residential areas, better blending/balance between venues and residential areas, more niche venues to cater to a diverse population, closing hours should be earlier, or stagger venue closing times. Better management and control of licensed venues and clientele to improve safety.

    The last community forum on the future of Sydney nightlife is on Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

  • Kings Cross community has their say - Sydney Night Life

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    Greater diversity among venues, like more late night libraries, 24 hour gyms and bookstores, and respecting the needs of residents were among the key themes at last night's King Cross community forum on the future of Sydney's night life.

    Many residents raised the issue of a drinking culture in the area including issues around closing times, venue responsibility for patron behaviour and liquor license approvals.

    The residents from Kings Cross, Potts Point and Woolloomooloo are among thousands of Sydney residents, visitors and businesses telling us what they want from night life in the city.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities -- residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes include:

    - SERVICES: shuttle buses, clean toilets, taxi queues (longer lines with better management), more police and better response times, 24 hour public transport, better security, including help points

    - STREET MANAGEMENT: spread the load across the area by activating smaller streets (eg Llankelly Place, Danks Street). Improve wayfinding and pedestrian management. Improve aesthetics of main street. Consider making Kings Cross car free. Activation of dead spots, places just to sit and chat

    - PLANNING CHANGES: Focus on creating innovation rather than clamping down. Consider changing the venue mix. Utilise and activate public space. Plan pedestrian flows. Simplifying development approval process.

    - INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES: Make it easier to get out of Kings Cross eg all night trains.

    - GOVERNANCE CHANGES: Build a better partnership approach between State and Local Government

    We are listening to all views as a means to shaping a policy that responds to the feedback.

    More community forums are planned and places are still available. Register under Getting Involved.

    Late night economy community forums

    Monday 30 May: Forum for Surry HIlls/Darlinghurst/Paddington community at Surry Hills Community Centre and Library, Crown Street, Surry Hills. 6pm - 8pm

    Tuesday 31 May: Forum for Newtown/Glebe/Darlington/Chippendale/Erskineville community at The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown 6pm - 8pm

    Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

    Greater diversity among venues, like more late night libraries, 24 hour gyms and bookstores, and respecting the needs of residents were among the key themes at last night's King Cross community forum on the future of Sydney's night life.

    Many residents raised the issue of a drinking culture in the area including issues around closing times, venue responsibility for patron behaviour and liquor license approvals.

    The residents from Kings Cross, Potts Point and Woolloomooloo are among thousands of Sydney residents, visitors and businesses telling us what they want from night life in the city.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities -- residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    Other themes include:

    - SERVICES: shuttle buses, clean toilets, taxi queues (longer lines with better management), more police and better response times, 24 hour public transport, better security, including help points

    - STREET MANAGEMENT: spread the load across the area by activating smaller streets (eg Llankelly Place, Danks Street). Improve wayfinding and pedestrian management. Improve aesthetics of main street. Consider making Kings Cross car free. Activation of dead spots, places just to sit and chat

    - PLANNING CHANGES: Focus on creating innovation rather than clamping down. Consider changing the venue mix. Utilise and activate public space. Plan pedestrian flows. Simplifying development approval process.

    - INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES: Make it easier to get out of Kings Cross eg all night trains.

    - GOVERNANCE CHANGES: Build a better partnership approach between State and Local Government

    We are listening to all views as a means to shaping a policy that responds to the feedback.

    More community forums are planned and places are still available. Register under Getting Involved.

    Late night economy community forums

    Monday 30 May: Forum for Surry HIlls/Darlinghurst/Paddington community at Surry Hills Community Centre and Library, Crown Street, Surry Hills. 6pm - 8pm

    Tuesday 31 May: Forum for Newtown/Glebe/Darlington/Chippendale/Erskineville community at The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown 6pm - 8pm

    Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

  • City extends online community consultation on Sydney's night life

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    Participation in the City of Sydney's online consultation on Sydney's night life economy has been so strong that it has been decided to keep the forum open for another four weeks.

    The site, which has attracted close to 4,000 visitors in the first three weeks of the project, will continue to receive community comment and feedback until to 17 June.

    The enthusiastic response so far has reinforced our belief that web-based consultation techniques give the community another way to provide input into our decision-making.

    To this point, Sydneysiders have told us they want to see improved transport services, a more diverse mix of venues and later retail trade to improve Sydney's night life.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities -- residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    We are listening to all views as a means to shaping a policy that responds to the feedback.

    Community forums begin this week and places are still available. Register under Getting Involved.

    Late night economy community forums – REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL:

    Thursday 26 May: Forum for Kings Cross/Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay/Woolloomooloo community at Banksia Room, Holiday Inn Potts Point, 203 Victoria Street, Potts Point 7pm - 9pm

    Monday 30 May: Forum for Surry HIlls/Darlinghurst/Paddington community at Surry Hills Community Centre and Library, Crown Street, Surry Hills. 6pm - 8pm

    Tuesday 31 May: Forum for Newtown/Glebe/Darlington/Chippendale/Erskineville community at The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown 6pm - 8pm

    · Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

    Participation in the City of Sydney's online consultation on Sydney's night life economy has been so strong that it has been decided to keep the forum open for another four weeks.

    The site, which has attracted close to 4,000 visitors in the first three weeks of the project, will continue to receive community comment and feedback until to 17 June.

    The enthusiastic response so far has reinforced our belief that web-based consultation techniques give the community another way to provide input into our decision-making.

    To this point, Sydneysiders have told us they want to see improved transport services, a more diverse mix of venues and later retail trade to improve Sydney's night life.

    The current consultation is a genuine invitation to all our City communities -- residents, visitors and businesses alike -- to work with us on new approaches that make Sydney a safer and more interesting place to be at night.

    We are listening to all views as a means to shaping a policy that responds to the feedback.

    Community forums begin this week and places are still available. Register under Getting Involved.

    Late night economy community forums – REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL:

    Thursday 26 May: Forum for Kings Cross/Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay/Woolloomooloo community at Banksia Room, Holiday Inn Potts Point, 203 Victoria Street, Potts Point 7pm - 9pm

    Monday 30 May: Forum for Surry HIlls/Darlinghurst/Paddington community at Surry Hills Community Centre and Library, Crown Street, Surry Hills. 6pm - 8pm

    Tuesday 31 May: Forum for Newtown/Glebe/Darlington/Chippendale/Erskineville community at The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown 6pm - 8pm

    · Thursday 2 June: Forum for Redfern/Zetland/Waterloo/Alexandria/Rosebery and Green Square community at The Alexandria Hotel, 35 Henderson Road, cnr Garden Road, Alexandria 6pm - 8pm

    To have your say on the future of Sydney's nightlife visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com/nighteconomy and follow us on Twitter @sydneyyoursay

  • Support for changes to Sydney's nightlife: Feedback Pours In

    almost 6 years ago
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    Thousands of Sydney residents and visitors are having their say - online and in direct conversation - on what kind of nightlife they want.

    The Sydney Your Say website, the City's first ever online consultation forum, has attracted 3,765 unique visitors in less than three weeks. We've spoken to 330 people on Sydney streets at different times of day and night.

    The three top themes in our online forum have so far been:

    - Alcohol: non-drinking focused establishments should be supported, with night time cafes, arts venues, galleries, gardens, outdoor venues and rooftop bars popular.

    - Transport: lack of bus/trains and connections to key locations including Walsh Bay.

    - Later operating hours: range of venues including retail, restaurants and cafes as this creates a mixed crowd

    Other themes include:

    - Marketing: combating what people describe as a drinking culture and provide a coordinated information service on Sydney events

    - Safety: antisocial behaviour associated with alcohol, more people to increase the feel of security, increased police presence

    - City Design: including food carts, lighting for safety and beauty,

    - Pedestrian-only locations

    - Outdoor events: taking advantage of Sydney's climate and environment – music, markets and exhibitions

    - Business incentives: grants

    - Places: avoid already saturated locations and more rounded growth encouraged in locations such as Walsh Bay, Glebe, Surry Hills, and Newtown. Within the City, Martin Place and the area near the Entertainment Centre were suggested for 'town square' style entertainment and dining.

    Community forums begin next week in Kings Cross and Potts Point, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, the Central City and Pyrmont, Glebe and Newtown and the city south incorporating Green Square and Roseberry.

    A public online forum at http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/nighteconomy

    Follow our consultation program on Twitter http://twitter.com/sydneyyoursay

    Thousands of Sydney residents and visitors are having their say - online and in direct conversation - on what kind of nightlife they want.

    The Sydney Your Say website, the City's first ever online consultation forum, has attracted 3,765 unique visitors in less than three weeks. We've spoken to 330 people on Sydney streets at different times of day and night.

    The three top themes in our online forum have so far been:

    - Alcohol: non-drinking focused establishments should be supported, with night time cafes, arts venues, galleries, gardens, outdoor venues and rooftop bars popular.

    - Transport: lack of bus/trains and connections to key locations including Walsh Bay.

    - Later operating hours: range of venues including retail, restaurants and cafes as this creates a mixed crowd

    Other themes include:

    - Marketing: combating what people describe as a drinking culture and provide a coordinated information service on Sydney events

    - Safety: antisocial behaviour associated with alcohol, more people to increase the feel of security, increased police presence

    - City Design: including food carts, lighting for safety and beauty,

    - Pedestrian-only locations

    - Outdoor events: taking advantage of Sydney's climate and environment – music, markets and exhibitions

    - Business incentives: grants

    - Places: avoid already saturated locations and more rounded growth encouraged in locations such as Walsh Bay, Glebe, Surry Hills, and Newtown. Within the City, Martin Place and the area near the Entertainment Centre were suggested for 'town square' style entertainment and dining.

    Community forums begin next week in Kings Cross and Potts Point, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, the Central City and Pyrmont, Glebe and Newtown and the city south incorporating Green Square and Roseberry.

    A public online forum at http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/nighteconomy

    Follow our consultation program on Twitter http://twitter.com/sydneyyoursay

  • Registrations Open for Community Forums on Sydney at Night

    almost 6 years ago

    The City of Sydney is encouraging Sydney residents to register for one of our community forums exploring what sort of night life people want in their City.

    Forums will be held at Kings Cross and Potts Point, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, the Central City and Pyrmont, Glebe and Newtown and the city south incorporating Green Square and Roseberry. Go to our "Getting Involved" part of the website to register for the forum closest to you.

    Different groups of people want different things and the views of residents are really important in helping us develop our policy.

    The City's consultation so far has included:

    - A roundtable meeting with industry leaders from liquor and gaming, restaurants, retail, transport, tourism, entertainment, arts, special events and a representative from a local resident group

    - A session with industry leaders and innovators

    - On-the-street interviews to gather feedback and ideas from people visiting the city at night

    - This online forum

    The City of Sydney is encouraging Sydney residents to register for one of our community forums exploring what sort of night life people want in their City.

    Forums will be held at Kings Cross and Potts Point, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, the Central City and Pyrmont, Glebe and Newtown and the city south incorporating Green Square and Roseberry. Go to our "Getting Involved" part of the website to register for the forum closest to you.

    Different groups of people want different things and the views of residents are really important in helping us develop our policy.

    The City's consultation so far has included:

    - A roundtable meeting with industry leaders from liquor and gaming, restaurants, retail, transport, tourism, entertainment, arts, special events and a representative from a local resident group

    - A session with industry leaders and innovators

    - On-the-street interviews to gather feedback and ideas from people visiting the city at night

    - This online forum