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The $40,000 Plan To Revitalise Nightlife In Kings Cross

25 May 2020 | 10:43 am | Staff Writer

"We hope that this work provides a pathway to winding back the lockout laws and creating the Kings Cross our global city deserves.”

The City Of Sydney has announced it will fund a local-led plan to revitalise Sydney's Kings Cross precinct and its nighttime economy.

The City will give $40,000 to The Committee for Sydney who will create a vision for the precinct to "survive under lockout laws and recover from the economic impact of Covid-19".

While lockouts in Sydney were relaxed in January, the laws remained in Kings Cross but will be reviewed within 12 months.

“We want a safe and lively Kings Cross, with a thriving residential community and a diverse economy that includes fabulous bars and restaurants, theatres and shops,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“The Committee for Sydney will build on our existing plans for Kings Cross and speak with the community, particularly local residents and businesses, to come up with a collective vision for the area and make recommendations on how to jump-start the night-time economy and bring domestic and international visitors back to the area.

“I really look forward to seeing what they come up with. We hope that this work, along with our own policies and planning, provides a pathway to winding back the lockout laws and creating the Kings Cross our global city deserves.”

The report outlining the precinct vision by The Committee is expected to be submitted in 2021.

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