MEDIA RELEASE: OPTIONS PAPER FOR SHORT-TERM HOLIDAY LETTING IN NSW

 

Ministers Anthony Roberts and Matt Kean yesterday provided a Media Release with Options Paper(1) seeking submissions on Short-Term Holiday Letting in New South Wales.

 

Our Community Action Coalition, Neighbours Not Strangers, will be lodging a further submission, to which we hope the NSW Parliament will on this occasion allow public access and discussion.

 

We again ask for comment from the Minister for Planning and Housing and the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation on our Report to Parliament(2), lodged on 09 May 2017.

 

Our upcoming submission will return to the Adequacy of Regulation of Short-Term Holiday Letting in NSW, rather than the persistent ‘I want/they want’ argument most frequently highlighted by the Media.

 

We will be asking NSW Legislators to closely consider our world’s best legislation, case law, coroner reports, etc.  At the same time we ask for acknowledgement that cities and states around the world are scrambling to replicate, implement and activate the legislation currently in place here in our State of New South Wales.

 

NSW Land and Environment Court:  “Mixing short-term holiday rentals with permanent residents is fundamentally incompatible”(3).

 

The property rights of NSW Residents must take higher priority over the financial objectives of foreign owned, multi-billion dollar booking platforms such as Airbnb, Expedia, Booking.com et al.

 

1 http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/STHL

2 https://www.neighboursnotstrangers.com

3 https://www.neighboursnotstrangers.com/fundametally-incompatible

 

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