Helping nightlife and live music flourish
As apartment living becomes more common in Canberra, the ACT Government has released a suite of reforms designed to protect Canberra’s night life and live music scene.
The Government has listened to the concerns raised by advocates of Canberra’s live music scene, and believes these reforms will help live music and entertainment thrive in our city centre and town and group centres, boosting our night-time economy and supporting jobs in the Territory. Reforms include:
- extended daytime noise limits
- tasking the National Capital Design Review Panel to consider acoustic amenity when it reviews mixed-use developments
- better information for residents, including renters, and businesses
- noise limit information on ACT Government maps.
Consultation will soon begin on extending noise limits on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm to midnight in the city and town centres and 11pm in group centres such as Dickson, Erindale and Kingston. These changes will allow venues to make amplified noise longer into the evenings on weekends.