Living in a night time precinct
Living in a vibrant and diverse urban centre offers many benefits to residents including exposure to local food and beverage cultural activities, live music, social gatherings, events and late trading businesses. However, living in close proximity to a commercial or industrial centre can cause amenity impacts as a result of operating hours, odour, noise, lighting, traffic and measures associated with event management that new and existing residents should be aware of when moving into these precincts.
Setting expectations for some amenity impacts associated with night time activity
Council has endorsed the Parramatta Night City Framework 2020-2024, a 5-year strategy for developing the night time economy across the LGA. The Framework sets a vision for a world class 24-hour city centred on the Parramatta CBD, supported by vibrant local centres where people can engage with night time events, activities and offerings that cater to everyone in our diverse community.
Residents moving into precincts with commercial activity should be aware that doing so may come with potential amenity impacts due to the operating hours of surrounding businesses, as well as odour, noise, lighting, traffic and measures associated with event management.
Council intends to proactively address any concerns around noise and public behaviour by futureproofing entertainment precincts against the impacts of night time sounds, as well as through appropriate development controls for night time uses.
One of the ways Council will do this is by applying notations on planning certificates to outline the potential amenity impacts that should be reasonably expected when living in a vibrant and diverse commercial, mixed-use or special use centre. Applying notations onto planning certificates is part of the implementation of Council’s Parramatta Night City Framework 2020-2024 (Action 1.8).