Purple Flag is an international program assessing going-out areas against criteria including public transport access, street lighting and entertainment offerings.
Supporting museums and galleries to open to 9pm. Access to world-class exhibitions, live music, DJ sets, film screenings, workshops, talks, pop-up bars and dining. Photo: Destination NSW.
For the first time in 2022, teams of businesses in a local area were able to apply to take part in a program to build their capacity and networks with an opportunity to later apply for seed funding.
Our collaborative approach
Learn more about our collaborative and coordinated effort between the NSW Government, local councils, industry and communities for a 24-hour economy in Greater Sydney.
Together we're working to...
Our strategy lays out five pillars to transform Sydney into a 24-hour economic centre, working with business, communities and government.
Encourage diverse night-time activities
Encourage the diversification of night-time activities by supporting a wider variety of businesses at night.
Develop industry and culture
Support industry and cultural development to help businesses and cultural entrepreneurs access and thrive in the 24-hour economy.
Improve mobility and connectivity
Explore ways to enhance mobility and improve connectivity between 24-hour hubs through safe and reliable transport.
Integrate planning and place-making
We're increasing collaboration between industry, state and local government to build an environment where a 24-hour economy can thrive.
Encourage positive change
We're working to change the narrative to bring locals and outside visitors into Sydney at night, observing and encouraging healthy behaviours.
Measuring our shared success
To measure the impact of the 24-hour Economy Strategy, each year we deliver a report on the progress of the initiatives under the Action Plan.
View and download the Measuring Success of the NSW 24-Hour Economy Strategy.
Stay up to date
This publication documents the Office’s first 12 months of operation, highlighting key initiatives and areas of focus with respect to the 24-Hour Economy Strategy.
Stay up to date with all the latest news from the 24-hour economy initiative and events happening near you.