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May 8, 2021

Holiday homes or community amenity?

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Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay with Love

How many holiday let homes can you have in your street? At the moment it could be the whole street. My parents who have lived in their home since 1958 in Byron Bay are slowly getting surrounded by these soulless buildings.

The sad thing is that the older generation need permanent neighbours to ‘have a chat over the fence with’.

Send letters or emails to your councillors and Byron Shire Council. We don’t want our residential streets full of ‘tourist activity’ homes. It is not a legal activity in residential zones as per the judgment from the court case in 2003 Parks V Byron Shire Council.

Let’s help save our loss of amenity for our community.

 

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  1. This is a terrible problem ask any one who finds themselves next to a holiday home. The holiday makers often come by way of several couples and all there friends to offset the charges that can be as high as $4,000 – $8,000 dollars a week. Naturally thay expect to get there moneys worth and party all day and all night long. Great for them rotten for the once quite neighbourhood.

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