Night Time Economy Phase Two

This consultation has concluded.

Welcome to phase two of consultation on the future of Sydney's night time economy. This consultation has now wrapped up. We are now one step closer to creating a vibrant city nightlife that offers something for everyone. Your ideas and feedback is being considered for the draft policy due out late this year.

We've said all along that we can't do this without you. So thank you for joining our forums, completing our surveys, making submissions, telling your friends and following us on twitter 

Welcome to phase two of consultation on the future of Sydney's night time economy. This consultation has now wrapped up. We are now one step closer to creating a vibrant city nightlife that offers something for everyone. Your ideas and feedback is being considered for the draft policy due out late this year.

We've said all along that we can't do this without you. So thank you for joining our forums, completing our surveys, making submissions, telling your friends and following us on twitter 

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    • Help operators understand approval processes
    • Develop better approval processes for small bars, events, pop ups and outdoor dining
    • Enable venue operators to roll all their existing consents into one, clear development consent 
    • Work with all layers of government to simplify and improve the licensing/regulatory system - consider having one consent authority
    • Use accident/emergency, crime data in working with licensed venues to reduce assault rates

     

     

    • Help operators understand approval processes
    • Develop better approval processes for small bars, events, pop ups and outdoor dining
    • Enable venue operators to roll all their existing consents into one, clear development consent 
    • Work with all layers of government to simplify and improve the licensing/regulatory system - consider having one consent authority
    • Use accident/emergency, crime data in working with licensed venues to reduce assault rates

     

     

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    In New York City's Times Square, as other studies have shown, providing free moveable park/public seating allows individuals and groups to naturally gather, assemble, form, congregate, partcipate or sit alone as they choose, while enjoying the comings and goings and passersby with pleasure.

    As well as the moveable tables/chairs, the rising steps seating also generates a great amphitheatre feeling - of being both spectator and part of the spectacle at the same time - viewed and viewer - people climb up to the top, look down on others looking up at them and enjoy being part of the theatre... Continue reading

    In New York City's Times Square, as other studies have shown, providing free moveable park/public seating allows individuals and groups to naturally gather, assemble, form, congregate, partcipate or sit alone as they choose, while enjoying the comings and goings and passersby with pleasure.

    As well as the moveable tables/chairs, the rising steps seating also generates a great amphitheatre feeling - of being both spectator and part of the spectacle at the same time - viewed and viewer - people climb up to the top, look down on others looking up at them and enjoy being part of the theatre of the square. Let's build something like that - could be in the middle of the open space towards the office building at the rear of Sydney Square - leave it to creative architects to try out some ideas ...

    Even cheaper before that - suggest continuing/extending the free seating - don't need expensive deck chairs, even the lightweight stackable $10 plastic chairs are comfortable for extended seating, and you could buy 100 chairs for $1000 and write off any such minimal losses in exchange for maximum social benefit.

    Perhaps allow cafe trolleys and random food carts to try out over time, but prevent take-over capitalisation by large players so it creates and retains an ongoing interest - perhaps in the way buskers currently compete on a first-come first-served basis for Pitt St Mall opportunities.

    With the decision to renew Woolworths Town Hall lease for up to 20 years, above and next to the busiest train station in Australia - where we already have many people sitting on the Town Hall steps or standing outside Woolies corner waiting to meet their friends, here we have a huge underused central city space ready and available for this opportunity to create Australia's Times Square !


    add Times Square style seating to Sydney Square next to Town Hall to generate social activities outside of the beer barns.

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    • Ensure that each precinct has a diversity of late night venues
    • Encourage night time activation of new areas (such as Green Square) and/or non-residential areas
    • Work with other councils to promote night time activation in other parts of metropolitan Sydney
    • Stop expansion of late trading clubs in areas where significant problems exist
    • Ensure that each precinct has a diversity of late night venues
    • Encourage night time activation of new areas (such as Green Square) and/or non-residential areas
    • Work with other councils to promote night time activation in other parts of metropolitan Sydney
    • Stop expansion of late trading clubs in areas where significant problems exist
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    • Offer shuttle buses across the city that link entertainment precincts
    • Encourage all layers of government to work together on key late night areas as if they were major events
    • Reduce impacts of late night activity on residents – through zoning and simplifying complaint procedures
    • Engage in noise mapping in order to encourage stricter control measures for venues in problem areas
    • Create a masterplan for late night Kings Cross
    • Offer shuttle buses across the city that link entertainment precincts
    • Encourage all layers of government to work together on key late night areas as if they were major events
    • Reduce impacts of late night activity on residents – through zoning and simplifying complaint procedures
    • Engage in noise mapping in order to encourage stricter control measures for venues in problem areas
    • Create a masterplan for late night Kings Cross
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    • Encourage creative lighting
    • Activate "dead spaces" - underused laneways, streets and public spaces
    • Improve the look and feel of key streets with better design
    • Improve signage and pathways so that it's easy to walk around the city at night
    • Clean streets more frequently
    • Create more online information and interactive apps about night time Sydney

     

    • Encourage creative lighting
    • Activate "dead spaces" - underused laneways, streets and public spaces
    • Improve the look and feel of key streets with better design
    • Improve signage and pathways so that it's easy to walk around the city at night
    • Clean streets more frequently
    • Create more online information and interactive apps about night time Sydney

     

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    • Promote pop-up activities
    • Encourage more late night trading for retailers, service and cultural venues
    • Support more late night dining options
    • Focus on small-scale, intimate bars and other venues
    • Enable more options for listening to live music
    • Activate under-utilised spaces like rooftop areas
    • Promote pop-up activities
    • Encourage more late night trading for retailers, service and cultural venues
    • Support more late night dining options
    • Focus on small-scale, intimate bars and other venues
    • Enable more options for listening to live music
    • Activate under-utilised spaces like rooftop areas
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    • Have later or 24 hour public transport
    • Extend light rail across the city
    • Create night time shuttle bus services that run between City precincts
    • Improve taxi management – more taxis, secure taxi ranks, pre-paid options
    • Extend night time parking periods

     

     


     

    • Have later or 24 hour public transport
    • Extend light rail across the city
    • Create night time shuttle bus services that run between City precincts
    • Improve taxi management – more taxis, secure taxi ranks, pre-paid options
    • Extend night time parking periods

     

     


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