Georges River Council wants to create a more inclusive nightlife, improve safety and reduce crime across the region.
The council recently adopted its Night Time Economy Study in an effort to introduce a vibrant and diverse nightlife to the local government area.
The Night Time Economy Study focuses on three strategic centres - Hurstville, Kogarah and Beverly Hills - and aims to create a more connected and resilient Georges River area.
Georges River mayor Kevin Greene welcomed the endorsement of the Night Time Economy Study and the huge positive impacts it will have on the Georges River community.
"Having a successful night time economy is important to our local community because it provides jobs, stimulates the economy, supports creative industries, celebrates culture and supports community cohesion," Cr Greene said.
"In Australia, night time activity plays an important and diverse role in the community, valued at over $134 billion and employing over 1.1 million people in 2018."
The study highlights the importance of building on opportunities such as making it easier for existing daytime business to trade later at night with a different offering.
This could be a florist by day leasing its site for an art exhibition at night or a coffee shop by day operating as a small bar by night.
The study aligns with the NSW Government's 24-Hour Economy Strategy released in September 2020 to revamp greater Sydney and help businesses and jobs recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
The initiatives included in the study will roll out across the Georges River area over the next 12-18 months.
For more information on the Night Time Economy Study visit Georges River Council Night Time Economy Study
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