Newcastle is lacking in a diversity of entertainment options in the city.
Recently there have been pleas for more small bars to provide an alternative to large venues. Many in the community would prefer to drink in a safe, small, quieter environment rather than the current popular nightspots. Cities such as Melbourne are cited as models for this sort of entertainment.
But operating hours and density of licensed venues in the inner city are major identified contributors to alcohol related crime. Hence opportunities for creating diverse entertainment options such as small bars are unlikely to be approved in the current climate.
At the New Institute’s next public forum a panel discussion will be held to discuss options for Reinventing Newcastle night Life. The panel will include Associate Professor John Wiggers, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Local Area Commander John Gralton (NSW Police), Rod Smith (Chair Renew Newcastle), Matt Endacott (Campaign Organiser), and Will Creedon (Rustica Restaurant)
The panel will explore the data on alcohol related crime and the effectiveness of regulations. Views will be presented about providing a diverse range of options for all sectors of the community not just those groups who prefer to spend time at large, late night venues.
This meeting will be of interest to anyone concerned about appropriate development of the Hunter Region. All Welcome!
THIS FORUM IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
VENUE: Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall
DATE: Tuesday 12th June 2012
TIME: 7.00 till 8.30pm ADMISSION: $5 Donation
FURTHER DETAILS: www.newinstitute.org.au or Angie at 0422401129
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