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April 17, 2021

Councillors’ conflict on holiday lets

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I would think that before any Byron Shire councillors become involved in policy-making decisions regarding the out-of-control illegal holiday letting situation in Byron, they should first publicly declare whether they have a financial interest in a property or properties in a residential zone in the Byron Shire district that is being commercialised on as a holiday letting property.

If they do so have such a property, they should opt out of all decisions regarding this issue.

A conflict of interest is something we cannot ignore when it comes to formulating policy regarding the vast majority of homeowners that do not holiday let their houses as a part- or full-time business.


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