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The ACT Government is bringing in changes to create vibrant entertainment precincts in the City Centre and Gungahlin. These changes include improved planning and building standards, adjustment to Noise Zone Standards and noise complaints management.

Entertainment precincts are areas where nightlife character and activities, like live music, are prioritised and supported. By having defined entertainment precincts and standards, the ACT Government is providing greater certainty to patrons, businesses, residents, industry and building owners. 

Current Noise Zone Standards in the ACT need to be updated for the City Centre and Gungahlin entertainment precincts to invigorate nightlife now and into the future. The Noise in Entertainment Precincts Discussion Paper details current Noise Zone Standards and possible future scenarios.

How you had YourSay

We heard from you about:

  • noise settings and Noise Zone Standards for the City Centre and Gungahlin entertainment precincts
  • how complaints for entertainment noise should be managed
  • the establishment of a core and frame to the City Centre Entertainment Precinct

Please take some time to read the discussion paper and complete the survey below. Alternatively, you can email a submission to

Your views were used to

Your feedback helped inform regulatory and process changes to support lively night-time entertainment precincts and  prevent

the risk of harm to human health from noise.