To help Canberra fulfil its potential as a world-class entertainment destination both industry and the community need a sounds and noise framework that includes everyone.

Have Your Say here on the future of Canberra’s urban sounds and help strike a balance between the needs of different businesses, residents and entertainment spaces.

In 2015, MusicACT and the Live Music Office delivered a 25 point action plan to the ACT Government, Cool Little Capital.

Many of the actions from this plan are now included in the direction of the Urban Sounds Discussion Paper.

As the recent South Australian Streamlining Live Music Regulation project sets a new direction for coordinated regulation across agencies/state and local govt, the ACT Urban Sounds process also sets a strong contemporary precedent investigating urban planning for live music and performance – by targeting noise levels, planning controls, information resources, and acoustic privacy residential soundproofing responses across entertainment areas, town centres, mixed use and industrial areas.

When it comes to land use and noise regulations there is a complete lack of a logical co-ordinated strategic approach.

From this process the music sector hopes that the relevant Noise Zone Standards detailed in the Environment Protection Regulation 2005 can be amended (both in terms of their allowable dBA levels and where they are measured) to reflect the intent and objectives of the land use zone in the Territory Plan.

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