Residents of Kings Cross, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Woolloomooloo
The following article by Alex Cauchi was published in the Wentworth Courier 9th April 2012
NOISY licensed premises will come under closer scrutiny from Sydney Council, after amendments were made to the council’s Standard Conditions of Development Consent document.
Amendments state that sound equipment in licensed premises must be connected to one system so they can be controlled by an approved noise limiter.
Council compliance officers will conduct covert measurements on venues suspected of exceeding their noise limitations and if venues fail to comply with conditions, they may be shut down.
“We’ve listened to the complaints and this is about improving residential amenity,” Cr Di Tornai said. “No single interest should prevail, be it licensed premises or residents.”
The amendments also state there must be at least one security guard at the venue for every 100 patrons and queueing patrons can not take over the footpath.
Venues with multiple security staff must issue them with hand-held radios.
The 2011 Residents’ Association has been vocal in their call for Sydney Council to clamp down on noisy venues in the Kings Cross area.