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Plan to revive Sydney's nightlife revealed

AAP logoAAP 4/08/2016 Miranda Forster

Late-night shopping, pop-up food stalls, public art installations and an app for evening revellers are among strategies the NSW government will consider to boost Sydney's flagging nightlife.

Deputy Premier Troy Grant has released the final report from a round of public discussions earlier this year on lifting the night-time economy in Sydney's city and the Kings Cross areas.

Twenty-five recommendations were identified, with ideas ranging from extended trading hours for retailers and all-night public transport, to food trucks, pop-up performances and public art.

An app or online portal detailing entertainment and transport options for late-night revellers was also flagged.

The report's top recommendations were that a "night-time economy master plan" be drawn up and overseen by a special task force headed by the executive director of Arts NSW.

Mr Grant said the issues would be considered by the relevant ministers, and the report would be provided to former High Court judge Ian Callinan's review of the state's liquor laws.

The government has come under pressure over its strict venue lockout laws, which are designed to cut alcohol-fuelled violence.

Opponents say the laws have killed Sydney's once-vibrant nightlife and that many venues have been forced to close.

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