CoN Councillor Carol Duncan with Lass O'Gowrie licensee Andrew Dunne. Picture: Supplied
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CoN throws support behind live music with planning certificate initiative

People buying property in Newcastle will be made fully aware just how much us Novocastrians love our live music and night-time culture thanks to a new initiative from City of Newcastle (CoN).

Planning certificates provided by CoN will now include references to strategies supporting our robust live music culture and night-time economy.

“This is a key action from our After Dark and Live Music strategies to support our local live music and creative industries while raising awareness among residents,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

“Newcastle boasts almost 100 live music venues, with many operating in mixed uses areas with residential neighbours.

“Placing information about live music and night time activities on planning certificates will assist in managing the expectations of those who move into the city and are surprised by the levels of background noise.”

Councillor Carol Duncan echoed the Lord Mayor’s sentiment, saying the addition of the planning certificate notice was a step in the right direction in developing an activated and vibrant city.

“The new notification supports a vibrant city with a growing night-time economy by
acknowledging that noise can be experienced from live music venues and events,” Cr Duncan said.

“While the right of residents to not be unduly impacted by noise late at night remains in place, this is a way we can support Newcastle’s rich creative scene which is a major contributor to our local economy.”

Written by Newcastle Live

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