Campbelltown MP – and former solo artist – Greg Warren has welcomed NSW Labor’s announcement to scrap live music bans in Sydney and put the “verve” back into Sydney night life.
NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley said if Labor won the March 23, 2019 election, he would introduce legislation to boost the music and arts economy.
The legislation would:
- Remove historical liquor licence conditions that restrict genres of music, the number of musicians that can take the stage and the instruments which could be used
- Introduce live music venue liquor licences
- Create a music hub
- Simply the noise complaints process
Mr Warren – who once upon a time performed in Sydney as a solo artist – welcomed the announcement with open arms.
The local MP said he had seen many famous bands take to the stage including Nirvana (in 1992), Stone Temple Pilots and Bob Dylan, and hoped to see many more in the future.
Mr Daley recently created a world first – a music and night time economy ministry in order to restore life back to Sydney and NSW.
“We need to put the verve back into Sydney’s night life,’’ the newly minted opposition leader said.
“I’m proud to have a world first in the Daley Labor team – a music and night time economy ministry.
“Labor will carefully look at the Parliamentary inquiry’s recommendations and release a full music policy prior to the election.”