NSW Venues Thrown $24M Lifeline

30 | 3 | 2021

In very welcome news for the music industry in NSW, On 25 March 2021 the NSW Government has announced $24 million to Destination NSW for a Live Music Support Package to be administered in partnership with Create NSW and the Office of the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner. This funding was included as part of a $51.5 […]

Is Inner West the NSW Live Music Capital

10 | 3 | 2021

Back in September and October 2019, John Wardle from the Live Music Office and Sydney Fringe Festival set to work quietly mapping each and every type of show or performance they could uncover across The Inner West Local Government Area in Sydney, just outside the City of Sydney CBD. In these months before COVID hit, […]


13 | 11 | 2020

The biggest overhaul of regulations around live music and cultural activity in NSW in a generation passed through the Legislative Council of the NSW Parliament last night with coordinated changes to the Liquor Act, Planning Act, Local Government Act, the Building Code as well as emergency COVID-19 placemaking for food, drink and entertainment activation. “APRA […]

Sydney 24 HR Strategy To Deliver New Cultural and Night Economy

15 | 9 | 2020

This week the NSW Government unveiled the Greater Sydney 24Hr Strategy which has been developed over more than seven months of deep consultation and co-design with an industry advisory group, and across several NSW Government agencies and councils in Greater Sydney who are actively developing their night economies. Evidence based, thoroughly designed and site specific, […]

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