I just wanted to make sure that you all knew about an inquiry currently being conducted by the Legislative Assembly into Live Community Events. The inquiry is being conducted by the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services, whose membership includes Mary Porter AM MLA (Chair), Caroline Le Couteur MLA (Deputy Chair), and Alistair Coe MLA.
The Assembly resolved on Wednesday 25 February 2009:
That this Assembly: ‘refers the issue of supporting live music and events in our community to the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in October 2009. The inquiry will consider, but not be limited to:
(a) a review of order of occupancy legislation;
(b) options to encourage or require large commercial developments in group or town centres to provide community bollards for the promotion of events via bill posters; and
(c) an examination of how building codes for residential and business development in commercial zones could be amended to ensure sound insulation and physical security are appropriate to co?location with live cultural events.’
Further information about the inquiry can be accessed online.
It would be great if you could distribute this information through your networks.
It is really important that the views of young people, the music, arts, and events community is reflected in this process.
Let me know if the Youth Coalition can provide you with any more information or support.
Youth Coalition of the ACT
phone: 02 6247 3540
fax: 02 62491675
post: PO BOX 5232 Lyneham ACT 2602
visit: 46 Clianthus St., O’Connor ACT
The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.
The Youth Coalition is represented on many ACT Government Advisory structures and provides advice to the ACT Government on youth issues as well as providing information to youth services about policy and program matters.
We actively promote the well being and aspirations of young people in the ACT with particular respect to their social, political, cultural, spiritual, economic and educational development.