Live Music Industry Policy Update 11 May 2019

The Committee recently facilitated a round table discussion between the Attorney- General, the Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP and music industry stakeholders to look at policies affecting the viability of the sector. This robust and positive session will feed into the government’s response to the QUANTEM Report (Qld alcohol-related violence and night time economy).

The Committee proposes five policy considerations for the protection and nurturing of greater Brisbane’s live music industry:

1. Legislative relief for venues:
–  putting on a significant number of live music events in Safe Night Precincts
– putting on live music events Sunday through to Thursday in Safe Night Precincts
2. An improved Grants framework to encourage venues to host live music events in Fortitude Valley and in suburbia. Including All Ages events.
3. The appointment of a “Night” Mayor to be the champion of Brisbane’s after dark economy and precincts – including, but not limited to: safety, major event curation, economic development, transit.
4. Improved frequent public transport services in and away from Brisbane’s safe night precincts at peak times
5. Increased live music industry representation within the Arts Advisory community in Brisbane and Queensland

June Event: Breaking Point – Future of Australian Cities with Peter Seamer AM

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The way we plan and build cities in Australia needs to change.

Australia’s population is growing: it is projected to increase by 11.8 million between 2017 and 2046 – the equivalent of adding a city the size of Canberra every year for the next thirty years. Most of this growth will occur in the major cities, and already its effects are being felt: inner-city property prices are skyrocketing, and the more affordable middle and outer suburbs lack essential services and infrastructure. The result is inequality: while wealthy inner-city dwellers enjoy access to government-subsidised amenities – public transport, cultural and sporting facilities – new home buyers, pushed further out, pay the lion’s share of costs.

How can we create affordable housing for everyone and still get them to work in the morning? What does sustainable urban development look like?

In this timely critique of our nation’s urban development and planning culture, Peter Seamer argues that vested interests often distort rational thinking about our cities. Looking to the future, he sets out cogent new strategies to resolve congestion, transport and expenditure problems, offering a blueprint for multi-centred Australian cities that are more localised, urban and equitable.

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Supported By The Suburban Alliance.