Night Time Economies

Local governments help to shape vibrant, safe and sustainable Night Time Economies (NTEs).

Many NSW councils take a proactive approach to the development and management of their NTEs through:

  • Economic development and partnerships
  • Placemaking and urban design
  • Strategy, policy and research
  • Planning and regulation
  • Culture and creativity
  • Services, infrastructure and safety

Night Time Economy working group and network

The local government NTE working group includes LGNSW and the councils of Wollongong City, City of Sydney, City of Newcastle, City of Parramatta and Waverley Council. This group formed in 2016 and hosted the inaugural NSW Councils’ NTE Forum in October 2017. 

The objectives of the working group are to:

  1. Share information on best practice approaches and contemporary issues to build knowledge and council capabilities to shape vibrant, safe and sustainable NTEs
  2. Establish a consistent approach to the development and management of NTEs to achieve positive outcomes for business and the community
  3. Advocate to State and Federal Governments on matters of common interest
  4. Establish a network of night time economy policy practitioners across NSW councils
  5. Improve councillor awareness of the value and benefit of taking a proactive approach to the development and management of the NTE and the work being done in this area 
  6. Promote the benefits of becoming a member of the National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee (NLGDAAC)
  7. Facilitate capacity building and develop collaborative partnerships around NTE initiatives.

The working group establishing a wider network of councils in late 2017 and 2018. Email now to join the network.

NSW Councils Night Time Economy Forum

The inaugural NSW Councils’ Night Time Economy (NTE) forum was held in Parramatta on 12 October 2017.

The NTE forum brought together local government professionals to share best practice approaches to managing NTEs. 

Council staff presented on the following themes:

  • Place making and urban design
  • Strategy, policy and research
  • Planning and regulation
  • Culture and creativity
  • Services, infrastructure and safety.

The forum will also include panel discussions and a policy practitioner’s workshop.

Please access the invitation and program (PDF, 3.6MB) for further information.