Tom Tabart, Bangalow. As a former councillor I am very aware of the history and complexities of tackling the holiday let scourge through the agency of council.
Nicqui Yazdi, Byron Bay. One of the biggest issues with rental housing that is available in Byron is the incredibly inflated cost. A typical situation that arises, is where you will find people sharing a 2-3 bedroom apartment, just to be able to afford these rents.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has dismissed suggestions by his predecessor and fellow Greens colleague Jan Barham that the Council should take a hard line with Byron Bay's holiday-let owners.
For a period of 20 months my family and I were subjected to disruption from a short term holiday let. Our previously peaceful environment was subjected to yelling and screaming at all hours, loud music, parties and overcrowding at the let. T
Anny Reed, Byron Bay. In all the current discussion about how to increase GST revenue, there seems to be an avoidance of one obvious area into which to expand the tax; short-term holiday letting.
David Gilet, Byron Bay. The opening of land for development in West Byron might provide an opportunity to resolve the holiday letting dilemma.
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. It seems to have gone unnoticed that Byron Shire Council in the new LEP has quietly legalised holiday letting in one part of Byron.
Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay. Until all holiday lets are required to become regulated and/or registered by the local council then it will continue to be a voluntary system and as such open to abuse.
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. I owe Byron Council planning director Ray Darney a partial apology. I accused him of failing to inform councillors that holiday letting is illegal, when he had actually done so.
Byron Cr Duncan Dey has attempted to revive a 2009 move on holiday letting in the shire, anticipating the creation of precincts where the activity would be encouraged, or at least allowed.
Hans Lovejoy Does the NSW Coalition government support holiday letting in residential areas or not? It’s a question NSW Greens MP and former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham says she has been waiting three years for an answer to, and... Read More →
Hans Lovejoy Members from a group that say they have been affected by Byron’s holiday letting industry are calling on Byron Shire Council to crack down on holiday letting in residential zones. It comes after a meeting between Victims Of... Read More →
N Payne, Byron Bay Yes, Cr Ibrahim, all the holidaymakers who come into holiday lets are little old ladies. No way. I will issue an open invitation to Cr Ibrahim for me to ring him to come immediately to my... Read More →
Sol Ibrahim, Byron Shire councillor My in-laws visited us at Suffolk Park with my partner’s 90-year-old grandmother. They rented a house to be near their new grandson, as well as having the comfort of separate rooms and bathrooms. Two of... Read More →
Simon Davis, president, Victims of Holiday Letting, Byron Bay I don’t know what it is about this council, but to put a motion through, setting up another working group looking at holiday letting over the next six months, is outrageous... Read More →
Tom Tabart, Bangalow The ‘cunning plan’ to solve the dreaded holiday let imbroglio reported last week in Echonetdaily has all the merit of one devised by Baldrick of Blackadder fame. Unfortunately such simplistic concoctions tend to have great appeal to... Read More →
Harold Ward, Byron Bay 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... Read More →
Hans Lovejoy Realtor and Byron Shire councillor Rose Wanchap has proposed the establishment of a Liquor Accord-style response to the intractable problems associated with holiday letting in the Bay. Key to the agreement would be an across-the-board increase in security... Read More →
Tom Tabart, Bangalow There is no doubt that John Gudgeon has been a very successful advocate for the holiday-let lobby managing to delay and frustrate all efforts of council and the resident community to rid Byron Shire of this anti-social... Read More →
Byron Shire’s Holiday Letting Organisation (HLO) spokesman John Gudgeon has responded to questions by Echonetdaily on the contentious issue of holiday rentals following last week’s Land and Environment Court case win by a Terrigal resident to stop their neighbour’s house... Read More →
Staff reporters Byron Shire’s holiday-letting lobby says the controversial issue of holiday rentals is not a council responsibility and has slammed Byron Council for failing to address ‘behavioural issues’ of occupants. The comments by Holiday Letting Organisation (HLO) spokesman John... Read More →
Greens MP and spokesperson for tourism and housing, Jan Barham, has welcomed the Land and Environment Court decision on holiday letting of a residential-zoned dwelling in Terrigal. The former Byron Shire mayor said, ‘the court’s clarification that homes in residential... Read More →