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31 January 2019 Posted by 


Pop-up liquor licences trialled
PARRAMATTA and Liverpool are among seven Sydney precincts to benefit from investment of $1.5M from the NSW Government aimed at stimulating night-time economies.

A new type of pop-up liquor licence, which will be trialled in the seven precincts, will be introduced from March and help diversify the social, cultural and business offerings in the night-time economy
“Sydney is one of the great world cities and has a long tradition of music and entertainment that’s to be celebrated,” Minister for Racing Paul Toole and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced.
“We’ve developed a package with two major elements. Firstly, we’re putting $1.5M towards boosting night-time events, live music, and secondly we’re cutting red tape and introducing innovative trading arrangements to enable businesses to thrive.”
Mr Toole said a one-off $500,000 grants program for seven Sydneybased precincts aims to help individuals and organisations run street festivals, events, arts and entertainment.
The seven precincts supported through the Activate Sydney@Night initiative are Darlinghurst, Haymarket and George Street, Parramatta, Liverpool, Newtown, Opera House to Walsh Bay, and Pyrmont.
“This funding could support the late-night opening of cultural institutions, including galleries and museums, pop-up venues and installations, along with food and drink options and community events,” Mr Toole said.
An expert advisory panel will be established to advise Government of ways to integrate liquor and planning approvals. The panel will look at opportunities to remove duplication, reduce red tape and make it easier to start and grow licensed businesses in NSW. Experts will also look at ways to encourage more roof top bars across Sydney.
“Sydney has some great roof-top bars, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.  Let’s take full advantage of the best cityscape and outlook in the world – if you’ve got it, flaunt it,” Mr Toole said.
Mr Harwin said live music across Sydney and NSW will be supported through a new one-off $1M Music NOW fund that will support the presentation of contemporary acts and increase participation in live music events across the State.
More information at https://www.nsw.gov.au/nighttimeeconomy 



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