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City That Never Sleeps: Sydney Could Get 24-Hour Trading

The City of Sydney will consider introducing new trading hours for businesses in a bid to make the inner city a 24-hour precinct.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore says the council is responding to feedback from thousands of residents calling for a better night-time economy.

The changes include extending hours for unlicensed businesses, late-night trading areas in fast-growing neighbourhoods such as Barangaroo and Green Square, additional hours for performance and culture, and a new 24-hour cultural precinct in Alexandria.

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Trading hours would be extended for unlicenced businesses. Image: Getty Images

Some changes are subject to the NSW government's lockout laws.

The development control plan will be considered by the City of Sydney on Monday night at its monthly council meeting.

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If the plan is approved by council, businesses will be able to apply for the new trading hours through a development application process.