Short term Accommodation Inquiry now taking submissions!

The Economic and Industry Standing Committee of the WA Parliament is currently conducting a preliminary inquiry into the issues associated with the regulation of short term accommodation and potential resolutions (such as using the Deemed provisions contained within the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015).

If your Local Government is interested in making a submission, please see the terms of reference below.

  1. The forms and regulatory status of short-stay accommodation providers in regional and metropolitan Western Australia, including existing powers available to local government authorities.
  2. The changing market and social dynamics in the short-stay accommodation sector.
  3. Issues in the short-stay accommodation sector, particularly associated with emerging business models utilising online booking platforms.
  4. Approaches within Australian and international jurisdictions to ensure the appropriate regulation of short-stay accommodation.

The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2019.  The Committee will report to the House by 27 June 2019.

Further information available here 

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hamilton on 08 9321 3755.