Committee announced to examine Sydney’s night time economy


A cross party parliamentary committee has been formed to consult with police, health and community leaders to address issues surrounding Sydney’s night time economy.

The formation of the committee comes after a number of reviews into the city’s night time economy, with the State Government now working to examine whether or not further changes are required.

“We have always sought to strike a balance between limiting alcohol-related violence and maintaining a vibrant night time economy,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

The Joint Select Committee on Sydney’s Night Time Economy will inquire and report into Sydney’s night time economy, including any measures required to:

  • maintain and enhance community safety;

  • maintain and enhance individual and community health outcomes;

  • ensure existing regulatory arrangements in relation to individuals, businesses and other stakeholders, including Sydney’s lockout laws, remain appropriately balanced; and

  • enhance Sydney’s night time economy.

The Committee will consist of five members of the Legislative Assembly, including three Government members and at least one cross-bench member, and five members of the Legislative Council, including two Government members and at least two cross bench members. The Committee will be chaired by a Government member.

The Committee will report to the Parliament by 30 September 2019. The Government will consider the Committee’s recommendations in detail after receiving their report.

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