Commissioner for Brisbane night life

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A new Commissioner will be appointed to support Queensland's entertainment precincts. | Photo: VRN (iStock)

A new Night Life Economy Commissioner will be tasked with working with businesses and live music venues to support the state’s entertainment precincts.

Queensland Premier Steve Miles said while Brisbane was a focus, the role was designed to bring economic growth across the state.

“The new commissioner will work with industry to support, promote, and advocate for key aspects of the night life economy, with an emphasis on partnerships that encourage the growth, sustainability, and vibrancy of the diverse local businesses that underpin this important sector,” Premier Miles said.

“While Brisbane is a focus, the role is designed to bring positive change and economic growth to all our communities – whether that’s supporting a local pub in Toowoomba, a music festival in Cairns, or nightlife spots on the Sunshine Coast.”

Premier Miles said the state’s night-time economy generated millions of dollars each year and supported jobs in small business, arts, entertainment and tourism and the Commissioner would work closely with industry to identify investment needs.