Holiday lets back on Byron Shire Council's agenda

HOLIDAY letting is back on the agenda at this week's Byron Shire Council meeting with a proposal to prepare a Holiday Let Strategy.

The proposal, put forward by Cr Duncan Dey, is to hold another stakeholder's forum and investigate precincts and zones as part of a Holiday Let Strategy.

Cr Dey said the precinct plan would give property owners a choice as to whether they want to live in a holiday letting zone.

"Holiday Let is a cheap method of running an (unregulated) accommodation business in an area where it is sometimes not welcome," Cr Dey states in his background notes to the meeting.

"There can be impacts such as noise, parking, and stray rubbish on neighbouring residents as well as the turnover of strangers as one's neighbours.

"There are also societal impacts through the scarcity of permanent accommodation and the badging of places like Byron Bay as party towns."


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