Newcastle Live recently put out a survey to find out what you thought of the impending review of the lockout laws relating to Newcastle’s licensed premises.
2046 people responded to the survey.
The results are in!
Here’s what you thought . . .
Almost a decade on, do you agree it is time to review the conditions imposed in 2008 as part of the Newcastle Solution?
Yes: 92% No: 8%
Sydney’s lock out laws allow patrons to order drinks of their choice until 12am. Should Newcastle patrons be able to do the same?
Yes: 88% No: 12%
Do you agree the ability to buy a cocktail whenever a venue is open would be reasonable?
Yes: 93% No: 7%
Would one consistent Newcastle lock out time make it easier to meet up with friends and/or plan a night out?
Yes: 82% No: 18%
Would you like to see more live music in Newcastle venues?
Yes: 96% No: 4%
It seems clear that Newcastle people are not happy with things the way they are and that the review is needed to help Newcastle re-create what was once a vibrant and safe night-time economy with a flourishing live music scene.
If this matters to you, send an email or speak to your local Councillor – get your voice heard and make your opinion count!