Forum to discuss Kings Cross future
In the wake of the bashing murder of Thomas Kelly and concerns over drunken and anti-social behaviour in Kings Cross, a panel discussion jointly hosted by FBi Radio and Time Out Sydney will tomorrow night seek to explore what’s next for Sydney’s nightlife.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore will be joined for the Cross Roads: Where to next for Sydney's nightlife? forum by Small Bars Association president Martin O'Sullivan, Solotel CEO Andrew Gibbs, Matt Noffs from the Ted Noffs Foundation, sociologist Dr James Arvanitakis, and Guy Cooper from the Wayside Chapel.
FBi president Cassandra Wilkinson and Time Out Sydney publishing director Angus Fontaine will also be present for the discussion at FBi Social inside the Kings Cross Hotel.
Issues expected to be discussed during the forum include violence issues affecting the King Cross strip as well as transport, licensing, small bars, mega clubs, the lack of late-night cultural pursuits and ideas on how to make the precinct friendlier and more vibrant.
The panel’s findings, including problems and solutions, will then form part of a manifesto that Time Out Sydney and FBi Radio will present to the City of Sydney in coming weeks.
A fortnight ago, the NSW Government announced it would begin work to co-ordinate a precinct management plan for Friday and Saturday nights in Kings Cross to be overseen by the Premier’s Department.
Cross Roads: Where to next for Sydney's nightlife? is on 6pm, Wednesday, August 1 at FBi Social, Kings Cross Hotel. Entry is free, but RSVP essential: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JFYG79R