Brisbane City Council created Australia's first designated Special entertainment precinct in Fortitude Valley to ensure the long-term future of music-based entertainment without exposing residents or businesses to unreasonable levels of amplified music-noise. The Fortitude Valley neighbourhood plan sets out the boundaries of the Special entertainment precinct.
Amplified music venues are regulated by the Amplified Music Venues Local Law 2006. The object of this law is to regulate noise from amplified music in core areas of Special entertainment precincts of the city.
The Special Entertainment Precinct designates areas within the Valley where music-noise and development laws apply. See locations on map.