Sydney Considers 24-Hour Trading In CBD

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5 May 2019

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The City of Sydney will consider introducing new 24-hour trading across the entire city centre which could encroach on the state government's controversial lockout laws.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the city was responding to feedback from thousands of residents calling for a better night time economy.

"More than 10,000 people told us they want Sydney to have a diverse and exciting night-time economy with events and activities for people of all ages and interests," Ms Moore said in a statement on Monday.

"What they don't want is a city that is unsafe or that shuts down as soon as the sun goes down."

The changes, some of which are subject to the NSW government's lockout laws, include extending hours for unlicensed businesses, a new 24-hour trading cultural precinct in Alexandria.

The development control plan will be considered by council on May 13.

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