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Task force tackles live music

EXPRESSIONS of interest to join the new Live Music Task Force have been called by Wollongong City Council.

The Task Force will be made up of councillors, council staff, a police representative and community members to help with ideas and policy on how to bring live music to venues and spaces in the city.

There will be 10 positions open for community members.

Manager Community, Cultural and Economic Development Tanya Buchanan said many different groups and people in the city have been approached to ensure vibrancy for musicians and people who enjoy live music is created and maintained.

The members will join the Task Force from August until November 2013. They will be required to attend up to six meetings during this time. Council is seeking Task Force members who would represent areas such as licensees of venues, musicians, community associations and community members.

The Task Force will work with Council’s external consultant to deliver the objectives of the Task Force. Full Terms of Reference and selection criteria are available on Council’s website.

Expressions of Interest can be sent to livemusictaskforce@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or mailed to  Sue Savage at Locked Bag 8821 Wollongong DC NSW  2500.

Closing date for submissions to be received close of business on July 10.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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