The NSW Department of Planning and Environment sought feedback on proposed amendments to planning rules in order to provide for short-term rental accommodation (STRA) in NSW. STRA was formerly known as short-term holiday letting.
The proposed amendments will introduce statewide planning rules, including a new land use definition, exempt and complying development pathways and building safety standards.
The statewide planning rules are part of a recently announced NSW Government framework for STRA, which also includes an industry-wide mandatory Code of Conduct and changes to strata legislation.
An Explanation of Intended Effect has been prepared outlining the proposed amendments to planning rules. The department welcomed feedback between 5 October 2018 until 16 November 2018, but noted that the statewide permissibility of STRA and number of days in which it can take place are a policy position endorsed by Government.
Submissions received on the STRA planning framework Explanation of Intended Effect have now been published and can be accessed via the Submission section below.
More information on the framework can be found at planning.nsw.gov.au/STRA.