With the growing trend of “24 hour cities”, an increasing number of cities are developing a Night Time Economy plan that defines the vision for the city at night.
A thriving night time economy can bring significant economic benefit – creating jobs, attracting visitors and generating revenue. However a vibrant night time economy also comes with the cost of managing the negative impacts of noise, litter and unsocial and criminal behaviour.
According to a new report, Australia’s Night Time Economy employed nearly 1 million people in 2013 and has an estimated valued at $102 billion.
Sydney and Melbourne have both released Night Time Economy plans to better balance the competing needs of residents, businesses, visitors and workers, and broaden night time activities to appeal to a wider demographic.
Cities that have a Night Time Economy Plan:
Melbourne – Policy for the 24 Hour City
Canberra – Planning for Canberra’s Night Economies
Whangarei City Council – Weekend and Night Time Economy Strategy
Greater London Authority – Managing the Night Time Economy
Cheltenham – Night Time Economy Strategy
Norwich City Council – the Night Time Economy
Camben Town – Night Time Economy Research
Sutton – Night Time Economy
Bassetlaw – Night Time Economy Strategy
Shropshire – Draft Night Time Economy Strategic Plan
Hackney – Night Time Economy Study
Aberystwyth – Night Time Economy Action
Greater London Authority – Best Practice Guide: Managing the Night Time Economy
Visit England Tourist Board – Night Time Tourism Worth £66BN to the UK Economy
UK Association of Town and City Management – The Evening and Night Time Economy
Transport for London – Impact of the Night Tube on London’s Night-Time Economy
Local Government Alcohol and Drug Network – The Australian Night Time Economy
University of Sydney – Parramatta City After Dark
Capital City Committe Adeliade – Growing Adelaide’s Evening Economy
Yoursay.sa.gov.au Adelaide After Dark