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Stories about "Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL)":

Holiday letting regulations on exhibition – Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council’s amendments to NSW State regulations around short-term rental accommodation are now before the public until October 31. 

HLO responds to victims of holiday letting (VOHL)

The peak local holiday letting industry organisation has refuted claims from residents adversely impacted by the activity, specifically around its legality.

It’s all about jobs? Holiday-letting scare tactics highlighted

Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL) refutes claims by a director of Stayz, Jordan Condo, that jobs could be lost and economic growth impacted if Byron Shire Council acts to 'penalise families who let out their holiday houses'.

Councillors’ holiday-let arguments based on false data

Doug Luke, coordinator,Victims Of Holiday Letting.  Victims Of Holiday Letting would like to correct misleading information provided by two councillors in Echonetdaily articles. In Echonetdaily of...

Holiday-let policy submissions closing

A policy that would dramatically change how holiday rental homes are managed is on display at Byron Shire Council, with public submissions closing tomorrow: Friday, December 4.

Holiday letting last chance

Doug Luke, Victims of Holiday Letting. The Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) document is on exhibition until December 4. VOHL is currently receiving feedback about increased problems with holiday letting in all areas but particularly Brunswick Heads.

Byron Council tackles holiday letting

Signage outside holiday let premises, the introduction of development consent and higher rate charges are just some of the measures Byron Shire Council has put forward as part of its strategy to manage the industry.

Why VOHL supports holiday-let regulation

Doug Luke, VOHL. Much as we love you, Jenny Coman, and your great contribution to our community we do feel that you have misrepresented the position taken by Victims of Holiday Letting.

Victims of holiday letting should consider class action

Jenny Coman, Bangalow. It’s hard to believe that after all the complaints and the horror stories behind them, Victims of Holiday Letting are urging us to ‘actively support’ the proposed holiday letting strategy currently on exhibition by Byron Shire Council.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

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The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

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