Statement regarding Great Club ANZAC Day event

Thursday 20 April 2023

Inner West Council would like to clarify the situation regarding the Great Club in Marrickville’s planned ANZAC Day event.

We would like to make it clear that there is no obstacle to the event taking place on ANZAC Day.

Today Council has contacted the Great Club owner with an offer to help with any concerns she may have regarding the event.

We will continue to work with and support the Great Club through our Good Neighbour Policy, with a planned meeting with the owner scheduled on Monday to work through any issues.

We have also restated to the owner that there is no compliance or legal action being taken by Council against the venue.

We also thank the owner for her good faith engagement with the Good Neighbour process and the ensuing modifications she has made to help allay the concerns of the Great Club's neighbours.

Our Good Neighbour Policy is designed specifically to facilitate positive outcomes when issues arise between venues and neighbours, via mediation.

Following a couple of events held at the club in late 2022 that were not compliant with the club’s license, complaints were received from neighbours. All events since have been compliant.

The Inner West is the beating heart of live music and entertainment in Sydney. We value venues like the Great Club for the contribution they make to the vibrancy and richness of the Inner West and are committed to growing and developing this vital part of our community.

Our Good Neighbour Policy is just one of the many initiatives we have created to provide ongoing support and commitment to venues and artists throughout the Inner West.

Senior Council staff are working with the Great Club and neighbouring residents to find solutions that will allow the venue to continue to provide some of Sydney’s best live music while mediating to find solutions to some of the concerns of its neighbours.


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