Miles Government Appoints New Night Life Economy Commissioner

  • Night Life Economy Commissioner to be appointed to support the industry
  • The role will be supported by funding as part of the upcoming budget

New Premier Steven Miles will appoint a Night Life Economy Commissioner - a new role that will work closely with local businesses, live music venues, and entertainment precincts to create a vibrant and safe nightlife environment.

The role will be supported by funding as part of the upcoming State Budget.

The new commissioner will work with industry to support, promote, and advocate for key aspects of the night life economy, with an emphasis on partnerships that encourage the growth, sustainability, and vibrancy of the diverse local businesses that underpin this important sector.

While Brisbane is a focus, the role is designed to bring positive change and economic growth to all our communities–whether that's supporting a local pub in Toowoomba, a music festival in Cairns, or nightlife spots on the Sunshine Coast.

As stated by Queensland Premier Steven Miles:

"I know small businesses are doing it tough and none more so than arts businesses and live music venues, which are the lifeblood of precincts and communities across the state.

"Our nighttime economy helps generate millions each year and supports jobs across the state, in small business, arts, entertainment, tourism and more.

"I want to support and enhance our nighttime economy, which is why I'm announcing a new commissioner with this exact focus.

"It's my expectation that the commissioner will work closely and collaboratively with the sector to boost vibrancy and maintain safety right across the state.

"Queensland is already home to some of the best bars, restaurants, and live entertainment venues in the country and creating this role will only make it better.

"A thriving and safe nighttime economy means a thriving city– one that keeps our young and brightest in good jobs, delivering for Queensland.

Forget Melbourne, forget Sydney, we want our young people and emerging artists right here in Queensland enjoying a vibrant, and world class night life.

As stated by Minister for Small Business Lance McCallum:

"Queensland's nightlife economy has always outdone itself on the national and international stage; boasting iconic live music venues, theatres, arts, entertainment, festivals, hospitality, night life and tourist activities that make our cities vibrant cultural hubs and economic powerhouses.

"We've all seen what happened to Sydney when the NSW Liberal Party choked their night-time economy beyond repair, only Labor has a real plan to keep our nightlife vibrant, grow night-time activation in communities, attract more visitors, create more jobs, and drive local economic outcomes.

"The Miles Labor Government's new Night Life Economy Commissioner will work closely with industry to deliver the urgent action and investment necessary to keep Queensland's nightlife economies safe and pumping."

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