Night Time Economies


Elizabeth Robertson
Senior Policy Officer 

Phone: 02 9242 4028

Local government plays a key role in creating vibrant, safe and sustainable Night Time Economies (NTEs).

Many NSW councils take a proactive approach in the management of their NTEs through economic development and partnerships, placemaking and urban design, strategy, policy and research, planning and regulation, culture and creativity, and services, infrastructure and safety.

Night Time Economy Councils’ Committee (NTECC)
The NTECC was established in late 2016 by LGNSW, Wollongong City Council, City of Sydney Council, City of Newcastle Council, City of Parramatta Council and Waverley Council.

The Committee now also includes Liverpool City Council, City of Canterbury–Bankstown Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, Northern Beaches Council, Penrith Council, City of Ryde, Randwick Council and Inner West Council.

The main objectives of the committee are to:

  • Share information on best practice approaches and contemporary issues to build knowledge and council capabilities to shape vibrant, safe and sustainable NTEs
  • Establish a consistent approach to the development and management of NTEs to achieve positive outcomes for business and the community
  • Advocate to state and federal governments on matters of common interest
  • Establish a network of night time economy policy practitioners across NSW councils
  • Promote awareness among councillors and staff of the value and benefit of taking a proactive approach to the development and management of the NTE and the work being done in this area
  • Promote the benefits of subscribing to the National Night Time Economies Report
  • Facilitate capacity building and develop collaborative partnerships around NTE initiatives

Email Network
The Night Time Economy Councils' Committee established a wider email network of council staff in late 2017. Email Elizabeth Roberston, Policy Officer, to request to join the network. How the network works

NTECC Masterclasses

Helping council staff extend their knowledge of night time economy facilitation, the NTECC runs masterclasses for council staff.. The masterclass series has included:

  • Masterclass 1 – Strategy Development and Results Based Accountability Framework (8 May 2018)
  • Masterclass 2 – Effective Business Engagement (8 August 2018)
  • Masterclass 3 – Urban planning for vibrant and sustainable NTEs (20 November 2018)
  • Masterclass 4 – Making Space for Culture (17 June 2019)
  • Masterclass 5 – Soundscape: Managing sound in the NTE (12 March 2020)

Masterclass presentations plus a summary Masterclass Guidance Document are available in the resource library below. For more information, please email Elizabeth Robertson, Senior Policy Officer, LGNSW.