Sydney to develop late night economy

13:49, July 21, 2011      

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Sydney could soon become a late night city if a trial of extension of trading hours for businesses in the city center proves to be successful, Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore said on Thursday.

The City Of Sydney Council is conducting the trials over the spring and summer, as part of a plan to develop the city's first late night economy policy.

They include extended trading hours for businesses, tourist information kiosks that stay open until 11p.m., and roving, high quality food trucks in Sydney.

A council commitment to cutting red tape for things like outdoor dining is also on the agenda.

"We want to encourage more late night options such as museums, cafes, galleries and retail stores," Lord Mayor Clover Moore said in a statement on Thursday.

"Having more options - that do not revolve solely around alcohol - creates a safer and more balanced late night city."

If it were allowed to grow and prosper in a responsible way, a late night economy would add substantially to Sydney's overall economy, Moore said.

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