An Open Letter to the New South Wales Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP

The NSW Land and Environment Court has repeatedly judged mixing short-term tourist/visitor rentals with Permanent Residents as “fundamentally incompatible” and that an agreement granted to persons who are residing in a group situation for periods of a week or less for the purposes of a holiday or bucks and hens nights, parties or for the use of escorts or strippers is not consistent with a use or occupation by a family or household group in the ordinary way of life, and therefore, not consistent with the use of a property as that of a “dwelling house”. Inherent within the term “domicile” is, as a long line of authority in this jurisdiction has established, the notion of a permanent home or,

When Next You Visit New South Wales…

At a Local Government NSW Tourism Conference (12-14MAR18) with the Destination NSW logo prominent, more than ‘200 tourism professionals took the opportunity to look at how best to leverage the economic benefits of tourism’, with short-term holiday lettings high on the list of discussion topics. Prominent presenters: Eeacham Curray of Expedia(Stayz) sponsored by HomeAway, and Brent Thomas (Airbnb) together with Waverley Council’s Manager of Strategic Planning. Having heard Waverley Council’s representative pose questions on short-term holiday letting at two earlier public forums, we make no further comment; a phone call and ‘directive’ (14NOV17) from a representative of the Planning Instit


"Byron Council recently resolved to undertake enforcement action on short term holiday let accommodation where there is reasonable suspicion of unauthorised activities occurring on the site. Further, any such holiday letting complaints/investigation will be assessed and investigated in accordance with Council’s Enforcement Policy." Council can "employ enforcement action on properties acting outside their development consent, by using their properties in contradiction of development consent conditions that do not permit the use for tourism purposes." The link whereby residents can notify Byron Shire Council of homes operating as hotels is here. Information on Byron’s housing situation is her

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