Council’s draft busking policy

Friday, 22 February 2019

Inner West Council’s new draft busking policy provides a framework to support artists and performers whilst ensuring their safety and that of the community.

Residents are urged to make submissions to Council on the draft policy, which will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.

The policy supersedes the policies and guidelines of the former Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt Councils and outlines the conditions for buskers wanting to perform within the Inner West Council area.

Buskers must obtain approval by completing a Busking Permit Application Form and Agreement, available on Council’s website. Busking permits have no fee and are valid for 12 months.

“The Inner West is known for its support of the vibrant street scene but Council just wants to give a few guidelines to performers to keep a happy harmony with businesses and the community,” said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.

“We believe these guidelines will help prevent any conflict between businesses and buskers or safety issues especially for pedestrians, while continuing to share our great spaces within the Inner West,” he said.

Some of the conditions for buskers include:

• Advising nearby businesses of their plans before setting up
• Ensuring their location does not intrude on pedestrian or vehicular thoroughfare
• Keep their busking area clean and share the area with other artists and performers

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