Newcastle Labor Loves Live Music


Newcastle Labor Councillors are committed to a vibrant and safe nightlife in Newcastle, including the important role of Live Music.

Labor Councillors have submitted the following Notice of Motion for debate at the Ordinary Meeting of Newcastle City Council on Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Ordinary Council meetings are open to the public, and we invite the whole community to attend from 5.30pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Level 2, City Hall Newcastle. Alternatively, you can webcast the meeting live by following the links from the Council website here.

MOTION: 27/02/18 – Newcastle City Council Live Music Strategy

COUNCILLORS:      Cr Nelmes; Cr Clausen; Cr Dunn; Cr Byrne; Cr Winney Baartz; Cr Duncan; Cr White


That Newcastle City Council:

  1. Notes that the City of Newcastle has a proud and rich history of celebrating and promoting live music;
  2. Notes that the City of Newcastle's night time economy is now worth $1.4 billion and employs over 12,000 people, including many in the live music industry;
  3. Supports the creation of a Newcastle Local Live Music Industry Advisory Group to advise all three tiers of government on policy development aimed at supporting the growth and sustainability of Newcastle's live music industry;
  4. Embeds a commitment to a vibrant live music scene in the next iteration of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and works to finalise the draft Newcastle After Dark Nighttime Economy Strategy, including a detailed Live Music Strategy, guided by best practice local government principles for live music policy as developed by the New South Wales Government's Live Music Office; and
  5. Develops a process to make available Council owned venues like the Civic Playhouse and City Hall Banquet Room for in-kind use on certain days by live music providers catering for all-ages gigs.  

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Declan Clausen