RESIDENTIAL HOUSNG IS FOR THE HOUSING OF RESIDENTS
Property Owners and Tenants choose to live in Residential Dwellings and Residential Areas.
Having purchased or rented a home or an apartment, the former NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes MP, has decided that we should all now live in unregulated quasi-Hotels/Transit Zones. He has used ministerial discretion to change the State Environmental Planning Policy, making commercial short-term holiday rentals 'exempt' and/or 'complying development' state-wide.
Drunken parties, security and safety risks, higher levies/taxes/insurance premiums etc.
Tenants and Home Buyers must compete with Investors for a foothold in the housing market and a place to call home.
State Parliamentarians profiting from short-term holiday rentals have seen the "Illegal Use of Premises" legalised.
CHANGES TO RESIDENTIAL ZONING/CERTIFICATION HAVE BEEN ENACTED RETROSPECTIVELY
A NSW SC CONSIDERS THIS CONTEMPT FOR THE PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF TITLE DEED HOLDERS
SUBMISSION TO THE NSW PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY MARKED 'CONFIDENTIAL' BY PARLIAMENTARIANS
(We will be "in contempt of Parliament", should we make that submission available)
RESPONSE TO THE NSW PARLIAMENT'S 'OPTIONS PAPER' - CLICK HERE
NSW FAIR TRADING (SHORT-TERM HOLIDAY RENTAL AMENDMENT) BILL - CLICK HERE
UPDATE REPORT - JANUARY 2019 - CLICK HERE
NSW PROPOSED SHORT-TERM LETTING FRAMEWORK - SEPTEMBER 2019 - CLICK HERE
INDEPENDENT PLANNING COMMISSION SUBMISSION TO PARLIAMENT 2023 - CLICK HERE
What can you do?
Short-Term Letting Has No Place In Our Homes.
Write to the Premier, Ministers and your State MP:
Premier Chris Minns - (Click here to Email)
Planning Minister Paul Scully - (Click to Email)
Fair Trading Minister Anoulack Chanthivong - (Click to Email)
NSW State MPs / Short-Term Holiday Letting Landlords include:
Former Premier John Barilaro, Former Opposition Leader Jodie McKay
Current MPs Jo Haylen, Ryan Parks, Clayton Barr, Mark Pearson
Former MPs John Williams, Thomas George, Kevin Humphries...who else?
Which NSW Members of Parliament were referred to the NSW ICAC over undisclosed properties and income, had their properties listed on Land and Environment Court Orders for the "Illegal Use of Premises", then went on to vote on short-term rental legislation without disclosing a conflict of interest?
“Australia is the most penetrated market in the world.” (Sam McDonagh, ex-Airbnb employee)
"The financial cost of the increased wear and tear is borne by all owners. One Sydney building commissioned reports on the impacts, and tracked the annual savings after removing all short-term lets (205 of 384 apartments at the peak). The building saved $1.3m over 3 years, while reducing levies 5% per year in each of those 3 years. Few strata owners realise that all owners are jointly and severally liable for costs incurred.
What if your building insurance does not cover a claim if a short stay guest is injured or worse?"
"Zoning Laws are only as good as the enforcement behind them. If you don't enforce, what's the good of having them on the books? It comes down to trust in Public Officials to enforce the laws...because if they won't enforce, they might as well not be there." Jay Brinkmann, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Education at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)