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Jo Hill, Byron Bay

Over the past few months I have read regularly that Mr Woods and Steven Haby and other locals have been organising meetings with ‘Legal Operators of Holiday Letting’ to control who does and does not operate holiday letting in Byron Bay.

I acknowledge all the problems for our town and local residents and the need for Council to manage the situation in Byron Bay.

It is very frustrating though when reading these statements as the gentlemen mentioned above have always declared that they are operating an ILLEGAL bedroom, and have done for five years. They are in good company with numerous registered BnBs operating over the number of bedrooms registered.A Byron Bay thing,all good unless someone complains to Council.

Another ruling for registered BnB operators is that the mangers/owners are to live onsite.

Many operators openly spout they do not.Maybe people in glass house’ should not be throwing stones until their own properties are legal.


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