The proposed amendments will introduce state-wide planning rules, including a new land use definition, approval pathways and safety standards.
The state-wide planning rules are part of a recently announced Government framework for short-term rental accommodation (STRA) in NSW. The framework also includes an industry-wide mandatory Code of Conduct and changes to strata legislation.
The proposed amendments to planning rules will:
An Explanation of Intended Effect has been prepared detailing the proposed amendments to planning rules.
On 5 June 2018, the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation announced a whole–of–government framework for STRA in New South Wales. You can view the Ministerial Media Release at Short–Term Holiday Letting Plan A Win–Win.
The framework enables STRA to occur while also managing impacts on communities, through:
For information regarding the mandatory Code of Conduct and strata regulations, visit the NSW Fair Trading website or contact the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.
Government consultation on STRA
Given growth in STRA in NSW, the Government investigated policy options for the activity over a number of years.
This included a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Adequacy of the Regulation of Short–term Holiday Letting in New South Wales and inviting feedback on an Options Paper. The Options Paper on Short–term Holiday Letting in NSW (PDF, 4.0 MB), was on exhibition between 21 July 2017 and 31 October 2017. Submissions made in response to the Options Paper can be viewed at the Department's Plans and Policies website.
The Department of Planning and Environment is seeking your feedback on the proposed planning framework on the regulation of STRA in NSW.
You can make a submission online or you can write to:
Director, Housing Policy
Department of Planning and Environment
GPO Box 39 Sydney NSW 2001
The consultation process is open until 16 November 2018.
Page last updated: 11/10/2018