Sydney’s night-time economy will be kick started and re-energised post COVID-19 and beyond, thanks to new 24-hour economy laws.
Key changes in the Liquor Amendment (24-hour Economy) Bill 2020 include:
- a new incentives and sanctions system with ongoing fee discounts for licensed venues that maintain a clear record
- removal of outdated live music restrictions
- allow small bars to offer more family-friendly services to customers, by permitting minors in certain circumstances
- reducing red tape by aligning liquor licensing and planning processes
- enhancing same day alcohol delivery regulations.
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the news laws will create a vibrant and safe 24-hour economy, with risk-based liquor laws that support business.
“The new laws will boost the state’s night-time economy by removing outdated laws, simplifying licensing processes and creating a new incentives and sanctions system that rewards licence holders with a clear record.”