National Forum – Online Short-term Holiday Rental Platforms
20 March 2018 – Novotel Geelong
A national forum on planning responses to the impact of online short-term holiday rental (STHR) platforms was held on Tuesday 20 March at Geelong, in Victoria.
The forum was held in conjunction with the 2018 Australian Coastal Councils Conference, and was attended by representatives of coastal councils, local government associations, and the short-term holiday rental industry.
The forum was facilitated by Professor Nicole Gurran, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Sydney, who has been commissioned by the Australian Coastal Councils Association to conduct a major research project into the issue.
Mayor Barry Sammels, Chair, Australian Coastal Councils Association Inc. and Mayor, City of Rockingham – Click here
Presented by Professor Nicole Gurran, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Sydney – Click here
COASTAL CASE STUDIES
Presentation of case studies by some of the councils participating in the research project.
Julia Leu, Mayor, Douglas Shire Council – Click here
Gordon Clark, Strategic Planning Manager, Shoalhaven City Council – Click here
Teresa Mahood, Tourism Co-ordinator, Bass Coast Shire Council – Click here
Michelle Grainger, Manager Planning, Moyne Shire Council – Click here
PLANNING RESPONSES TO OSTHR ISSUES
Outline of responses by state governments and individual coastal councils to STHR issues.
Professor Nicole Gurran – State legal issues – Click here
Paul Lewis, Manager Planning Compliance, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council – TBA
Shannon Burt, Director Sustainable Environment & Economy, Byron Shire Council – Click here
Representatives of the short-term holiday rental industry sector outline proposals to address OSTHR issues. Presentations by:
Eacham Curry, Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, Stayz – Click here
Sam McDonagh, Airbnb Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand – TBA
Bronwyn McAsey,Vice-President, Victorian Accommodation Industry Association – Click here
PANEL DISCUSSION – Representatives of councils and industry stakeholders discuss short-term holiday rental issues. Facilitated by Professor Nicole Gurran. Participants:
Eacham Curry, Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, Stayz
Sam McDonagh, Airbnb Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand
Bronwyn McAsey,Vice-President, Victorian Accommodation Industry Association
Bronwyn McAsey, Vice-President, Victorian Accommodation Industry Association
Julia Leu, Mayor, Douglas Shire Council
Shannon Burt, Director Sustainable Environment and Economy, Byron Shire Council
FACILITATED WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES
Workshop for council representatives to consider preferred responses to the rapid growth in listings on short-term holiday rental platforms. Led by Prof Nicole Gurran – Click here