Live Music and Events Report Tabled

johnboy 30 August 2010 1


Late last week the report by the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and
Municipal Services on its Inquiry into Live Community Events (the real report is tacked on to the back of the interim report).

Greens committee member Caroline Le Couteur put out a media release.

At its heart this is about having live music where people are, instead of hidden out deep in industrial zones which is unappealing to prospective customers.

As such recommendation 1 is a tad underwhelming:

The Committee recommends that the ACT Government should reflect on its commitment to live events in the objectives of the relevant legislation, including planning, licensing and noise regulations.

But as it moves on there is some good things there about zoning inner urban areas for higher noise limits.

While the committee was chaired by a Government member in Mary Porter, which normally helps with getting a positive response, the real question now is how the executive responds.

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One Response to Live Music and Events Report Tabled
jawgar jawgar 8:50 pm 26 Aug 11

think inducements even pressure should be brought to bear on certain businesses to use live music i.e. Westfield, Canberra centre, DFO, Bunnings,etc. Music needs to where the people are – not just in late night youth venues. The governments fretting about noise levels is irrelevant (except that some sound guys think bass needs to run at ridiculous levels). The government or businesses should provide power outlets and a sign saying “Bands welcome to set and play here” – Lets make Civic like New Orleans every weekend

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