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Council amps up plan for thriving music city

MAKING NOISE: Newcastle musician Spencer Scott, second from left, performing with his band Paper Thin. Picture: Paul Dear MUSIC punters have given Newcastle City Council a clear message –don’t let residential development silence the local entertainment industry.
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It was one of the key findingsincouncil’s Live Music Strategy Community Consultation survey. The online survey was completed by 1130 people and gaugedviews on live music attendance, favouritegenres, andobstacles in growing the night-time economy.

To the question of “how to improve things for residents living near live music venues”, 45 per cent of people said “if venues are there first residents shouldn’t complain.”

The next most popular answer was “venues should sound proof” with 11 per cent.

The encroachment of residential development on live music venues has increasingly become a hot issue as Newcastle’s revitalisation gathers steam.

It was a sentiment echoed on Thursday when promoters, musicians and other stakeholders met at Fort Scratchleyfor the council-ledNewcastle Live Music Strategy industry workshop.

Stakeholders shared their views onvenue management, transport, marketing and promotion and the creation of entertainment precincts.

Responses from the survey and workshop will be used to prepare a draft Newcastle Live Music Strategy to be presented to councillors in October.

By November it is expected the draft strategy will go onpublic display.

It is hoped the strategy will formulatecouncil’s philosophical and regulatory policiessurroundinglive music.

Councillor Carol Duncan has been at the forefront of developing the Live Music Strategy and said it was about changing how live music is valued culturally.

“One person’s fabulouslive gigis someone else’s noise,” Cr Duncan said.

“But I think a part of this is a strong feeling from all the stakeholders in this room that we choose the sort of city we want to be andhopefully what we’ll get from this is the courage to say,‘this is the sort of city we want to be’.

“We want to support all types of arts,culture events and live music in the city.”

The survey also found personal music tastes and a lack of night-time transport options were the main obstacles for people inattending live music.

“I know there’s certain gigs I haven’t been to because finding a feasible way to get there through public transport wasn’t an option,” Spencer Scott, of Newcastle punk band Paper Thin, said.

Many stakeholders at the industry workshop also called on council to relax regulations to allow for more pop-up and all-ages live music events.

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