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Voluntary Planning Agreements – The Greenland Centre Creative Hub

21 | 10 | 2014

A voluntary planning agreement (VPA) in NSW is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as the Department of Planning and Environment) and a developer. Under the agreement a developer agrees to provide or fund community infrastructure as a contribution in return for development approval. This could be in the form of: public […]

City of Ballarat Live Music Strategy Advisory Committee

14 | 10 | 2014

On 24 September the City of Ballarat tabled their Live Music Strategy Advisory Committee Terms of Reference. The objectives of the Committee is to assist Council in the development of a draft live music strategy through the provision of a broad range of industry based expert advice. The Strategy will act as a key tool […]

Music Canada Live

14 | 10 | 2014

Music Canada Live, a new national association that will represent members of the live music community, has announced that Erin Benjamin will become its first Executive Director. Ms. Benjamin, formerly the Executive Director of both the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now known as Folk Music Ontario), has spent the […]

Sydenham Station Traditional & Creative Industries Hub

9 | 10 | 2014

In September 2014, Marrickville Council tabled their  vision for the industrial lands adjacent to Sydenham Station. Two parallel and ongoing pieces of work are focused on these industrial lands – in support of the live music industry, Marrickville and Leichhardt Councils’ work with the City of Sydney’s Live Music Taskforce and Council’s involvement in the […]

Live Music Research

18 | 9 | 2014

In partnership with the University of Tasmania, the Live Music Office’s new research program will develop a localised research framework to capture an accurate snapshot of live music activity throughout Australia. The program is currently running a consumer survey to investigate the extent to which live music makes a social and economic contribution to Australia. Lead […]

Live Music Marrickville

16 | 9 | 2014

On Tuesday 2 September 2014 Marrickville Council tabled the LIVE MUSIC MARRICKVILLE plan, an initiative of the joint Marrickville and Leichhardt Council Live Music Reference Group. Read the Council papers here. Aligned with the City of Sydney and Leichhardt Council live music plans, the LIVE MUSIC MARRICKVILLE policy platform aims to optimise both planning and regulatory functions […]

Entertainment Consent and The South Australian Liquor Act

4 | 9 | 2014

South Australia is the only state in Australia where the Liquor Licensing Commissioner regulates genres of music as well as what types of musical instruments are allowed in licensed premises through a duplicate licensing process. In order for licensed premises in South Australia to be able to host live music, they must submit an Entertainment […]

Co-Regulation Partnerships – The Victorian Live Music Forum

4 | 9 | 2014

Venues exist within a co-regulatory environment across liquor, planning and environmental protection laws. The usual practice is for these provisions to be developed without consideration of how they will interact with the other regulations. The Live Music Forum established by the Victorian State Government brings all these parties together with the live music sector to […]