Holiday Home Regulatory Framework Review

The City is undertaking a review of the holiday home regulatory framework, and recently sought community and stakeholder engagement as part of the review process.

  • During August and September 2021, the City sought feedback from the community on potential changes to the current Holiday Home Regulatory Framework.
  • 570 survey responses and written submissions were received.
  • The outcomes of this consultation are now available in the document library on the project page (uploaded 4 February 2022).
  • A report was provided to Council in March 2022 outlining the outcomes of the survey, and potential ways for changes to be implemented.
  • Following consultation in 2021, Council has resolved to progress the Holiday Home Review in three separate stages:
    • Stage 1: Introduce changes to the Conditions of Registration that apply to all approved Holiday Homes, and introduce a Code of Conduct for occupants and their guests.
    • Stage 2: Initiate amendments to the City’s Holiday Home Local Law 2012. This will occur by the middle of 2022.
    • Stage 3: Initiate formal changes to the land use/development standards in the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 21 and associated local planning policy. This will occur once uncertainties around the State Government’s position on Holiday Homes have been resolved.

Stage 1 changes will be implemented in coming weeks, when annual registration renewal letters are sent out. Key changes to the Conditions of Registration include:

  • Specifying the maximum number of occupants and their guests at the premises after 10pm (no more than the maximum number of occupants);
  • Rewording of the condition relating to removal of rubbish;
  • Requiring that the Code of Conduct be provided to occupants prior to occupation and displayed prominently at the premises;
  • Specifying the maximum number of vehicles that can be parked at the premises;
  • Requiring that the premises displays a sign, visible from the street, displaying a contact phone number for the manager;
  • Requiring that dogs must not be left unattended.

The Code of Conduct has been developed by the City in consultation with some of the local managing agencies, and this will be provided when annual renewal letters are sent out. It aims to create a consistent approach and expectation around how occupants of Holiday Homes should behave.

There will be a transitional period for owners to arrange signage, until the end of September 2022.

The project page can be viewed here.

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