Consultation closed

This consultation is now closed, the consultation period was from Tuesday 2 August to Friday 23 September 2016.

About the Urban Sounds discussion paper

The Urban Sounds Discussion Paper invited the community and related industries to consider how the planning framework can cater for everyday noise from restaurants, licensed premises, music venues and one-off events in mixed-use areas. Mixed-use areas are where residences are located together with businesses, entertainment venues and services.

The discussion paper sought community input on how the ACT planning and regulatory framework can support a range of activities where there is potential for conflict between venues and residents such as events and music in mixed-use areas. The aim is to maintain a balance between the needs of different users.

Next steps

Feedback from industry and community members will help us consider which options to progress to enhance the planning framework.