“Bomber ‘was in city-centre flat rented on Airbnb’ before arena atrocity”

Along with the profound impact on housing supply created by commercial short-term letting of residential homes, that which we have always endeavoured to impress on legislators is the loss of safety and security when neighbours and neighbourhood communities are undermined by the likes of Airbnb. Police responded to a 000 call from two distressed girls in a Sydney CBD residential block. Neighbours were unable to assist; the building was full of short-term lets so no one ever knew who was ‘in house’. Shortly after the 2014 Lindt Café siege and some 10-days later a lock-down of the Circular Quay precinct, residents met with two members of the NSW Police Crime Prevention branch to discuss conce


“LEARNING from international examples to create a better night-time economy in Greater Sydney will be the key focus of a new Commission launched last week by independent think-tank, The Committee for Sydney”, so says a passive article in ‘urbAnalyst’ dated May 7, 2017. ”It will make recommendations on how to maximise opportunities around the night-time economy.” Yet there’s more; and we’re requesting that someone help us out in understanding the “IN’s and OUTs” of money, influence and power in NSW and where powerful ‘connections’ and payments will leave us, the residents: NSW Liberal Ministers Anthony Roberts and Matt Kean, on 20 April 2017 send a Media Release: “Industry and Community to He

Give Us Your Homes: The Rise and Rise of Short-Term Letting in New South Wales

Today Neighbours Not Strangers delivered our Report to the NSW Parliament: GIVE US YOUR HOMES: The Rise and Rise of Short-Term Letting in NSW To read PART I of the Report click here To read PART II of the Report click here Representing 760+ families and their neighbours from Tweed in the north to Albury in the south; many but certainly not all live in Strata/Company Title, Neighbours Not Strangers has had all requests for meetings refused by the Office of the Minister responsible for Strata, Matt Kean, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation. This is our 'Present': Airbnb/Expedia (Stayz) between them have 58,250 NSW homes that are no longer available for rent to NSW residents, with hu

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