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Night City

Night city advocacy

Council is a strong and vocal advocate for a Greater Sydney approach to the night time economy to support good planning, design and greater investment in the sector.

Council has made numerous submissions to the NSW Government to show our support for the night time economy and to advocate on behalf of our community for greater collaboration and leadership to deliver better outcomes for our city at night.

Night Time Economy Councils' Committee

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The local government Night Time Economy Councils’ Committee (NTECC) was established in late 2016 by:

  • City of Parramatta
  • City of Wollongong
  • City of Sydney
  • City of Newcastle
  • Waverley Council
  • Local Government NSW (LGNSW).

New members were invited in early 2018 and early 2019, and the committee now includes:

  • Liverpool City Council
  • City of Canterbury–Bankstown
  • Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • Penrith City Council
  • Inner West Council


The objectives of the committee are to:

  1. Share information on best practice approaches and contemporary issues to build knowledge and council capabilities to shape vibrant, safe and sustainable night time economies (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. Promote awareness among councillors and staff 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. Facilitate capacity building and develop collaborative partnerships around NTE initiatives.

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