The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the state’s vibrant live music scene with six venues to share in $250,000 in grants to cover the cost of soundproofing works.
Announcing the grant recipients today, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Jane Garrett said Victorian venues were invited to apply for support through the Live Music Attenuation Assistance Program.
Successful applicants for the grants are:
- Bakehouse studios
- Bendigo Hotel
- Cherry Bar
- Ding Dong Lounge
- 1000 Pound Blend
- Revolver Upstairs
Soundproofing works, such as the installation of acoustic insulation and glazing and air-lock doors and windows, help to cancel or reduce noise from live music venues and its impact on neighbours.
Grant recipients will be reimbursed for soundproofing works completed or contracted between 4 September 2010 and 4 September 2014.
Recipients also include venues where a nearby residential development received a planning permit before the Agent of Change Principle was introduced yet the construction did not commence before 4 September 2014.
The Agent of Change Principle states the onus for soundproofing is now on developers or residents that move near an established venue.
The Government is investing $12.2 million in the sector to support emerging musicians and live music venues, which boosts tourism and creates jobs.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Jane Garrett
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be securing Victoria as the music capital of Australia.”
“Our live music venues are world class and they draw musicians and tourists from around the world.”
“These sound proofing grants will allow neighbours to enjoy peace and quiet at home and still embrace the vibrancy of where they live.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021