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NSW Government convenes roundtable meeting on improving Sydney’s nightlife
Mar12

NSW Government convenes roundtable meeting on improving Sydney’s nightlife

CREATED ON // Saturday, 12 March 2016 Author // Reg Domingo, Cec Busby

A roundtable meeting to discuss Sydney’s night-time economy will be convened by the NSW Government with key anti-lockout activists getting a seat on the table.

Among those invited is Keep Sydney Open, the group advocating for a repeal of the state’s tough alcohol restrictions in favour of more proactive strategies. 

Also participating are representatives from the live music and hospitality industries, medical professional, youth organisations and various government agencies. 

NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant welcomed the opportunity to meet with the groups and discuss idea on improving Sydney’s nightlife.

“Everyone wants a safe and vibrant night-time Sydney economy,” Grant said. 

“This is an exciting chance to work together.”

The Greens said the meeting was a step in the right direction for Sydney’s nightlife culture.

“We, and so many in the community, look forward to participating constructively to develop creative, integrated solutions that can keep Sydney vibrant, safe and open,” said Member for Newtown Jenny Leong.

The first meeting will be held on March 31 with follow up discussion scheduled for April 28 and May 19. 

A review into the lockout laws is currently underway with results expected to be handed down in August.

Top image: Keep Sydney Open rally held last month. Photo: Deep Field Photography.

 

GALLERY: Check out photos from last month's Keep Sydney Open rally. Photos by Deep Field Photography. View the full gallery here

 

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Reg Domingo

Reg Domingo

Reg Domingo is the editor of SX.

Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and online editor of GayNewsNetwork.com.au

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