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A sense of frustration and helplessness is being felt by many in the community as they or their friends become homeless as the housing and rental prices continue to increase. But local Liz Friend has decided that it is time to take action.
A new ‘Agritourism’ policy proposed by the State Government will compromise regionally significant farming and food production by stealth, Byron Council says.
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...
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.
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.
The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park.
Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.