The impact on local communities of short term holiday letting on platforms like Airbnb has come under the microscope in northern NSW with a recent study clearly identifying a need for regulation.
Residents have until January 30 to have their say on Council’s short term holiday letting policy that will aim to regulate holiday letting through platforms like Airbnb and Stayz.
Everyone has a bias – it’s a natural human condition. It’s always a surprise to hear a political actor complain that The Echo is biased. The issue is really about fairness, not bias. Let's take holiday letting, like on Airbnb as an example...
A lobby group wanting to rein in permanent holiday rentals in residential areas have challenged Council to act on what they say are examples in Byron Bay.
Todays ministerial direction has given Byron Shire Council the opportunity to bring a proposal to the state government to modify their short term holiday letting rules. But it is not all up for negotiation – but a minimum 90 days holiday letting for absentee landlords is still required.
The state government is set to undermine councils and residents as residential zones are effectively turned into business zones by new short term holiday letting laws.
NSW Labor has backed calls by local communities like Byron Shire to have a greater say in determining the number of days that properties could be let out for short term holiday letting.
Get your voice heard on how short term holiday letting is effecting your community.
Doug Luke, Co-ordinator VOHL Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL) agree with Cr Lyon on the negative impact of holiday letting on Byron Shire and the failure of the NSW government to grant an exemption from the NSW Short Term Rental Accommodation... Read More →