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The Land and Environment Court will be determining the definition of a ‘tourist facility’ and the wider issue of holiday letting tomorrow.

It’s being brought against an alleged Schoolies operator by Byron Shire Council.

The council’s governance manager Ralph James told Echonetdaily, ‘It was considered that the best approach was to “test” the issue of holiday letting with a single court case’.

‘This would result in a precedent, one way or the other.

‘While it is unknown how long it may take to reach a conclusion on this case, once it is completed, [Byron] Council will consider taking action against other known properties that do not have consent to operate as a tourist facility,’ he said.


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