Reforms pave the way for WA’s first special entertainment precincts

Reforms pave the way for WA’s first special entertainment precincts
Friday 22 November 2019

New planning and environmental reforms to protect Western Australia's entertainment areas, starting with Perth's nightlife centre of Northbridge, are now out for public comment.

New planning and environmental reforms to protect Western Australia's entertainment areas, starting with Perth's nightlife centre of Northbridge, are now out for public comment. 

The reforms are part of the McGowan Government's election commitment to support the State's music industry.

As Perth moves to accommodate a growing population through infill development, entertainment venues located near residential areas are finding it increasingly difficult to comply with current noise regulations.

Designating an area as a special entertainment precinct will help provide better protection for entertainment venues and clear and consistent guidelines for new developments.

The reforms include a draft Western Australian Planning Commission position statement and proposed amendments to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997. The City of Perth will also look to establish Northbridge as a special entertainment precinct through a local planning scheme amendment.

The documents were informed by a public consultation paper and community engagement completed in 2018. For more information or to have your say visit https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/special-entertainment-precincts or https://consult.dwer.wa.gov.au/

Read the full media statement.

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