Protect our live music and arts culture

Put a fighter in the parliament

Thriving live music venues are an important part of inner city culture. However unchecked development and gentrification is putting this culture under threat.

Inadequate planning laws often allow high rise development next to long-established live music venues. This happened recently in the CBD with the Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane.

Now the recently reopened Gasometer Hotel on Smith Street in Collingwood faces similar problems from a plan to build a mega-tower right next door to it.

The Socialist Party stands for the introduction of an ‘agent of change’ principle. This is the idea that the party who changes the status quo should be responsible for dealing with any issues like sound proofing.

 

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