Short Term Accommodation committee members wanted

17 February, 2014Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on applications from the public to join a Short Term Residential Tourist Accommodation Committee to look at developing a Code of Compliance for Short Term Letting of Residential Dwellings for Tourist and Visitor Accommodation.

The Committee’s major focus will be to address activities from guests who may be inconveniencing surrounding residents and the neighbourhood.

‘Short-term tourist and visitor accommodation’ is tourist and visitor accommodation that is used for a maximum period of 45 consecutive days in any 12 month period per individual or group.

The call for the creation of the new committee comes on the back of a Council resolution from Wednesday evening’s Planning and Strategic Peak Committee.

Council’s Group Manager of Strategic and Assets, Mark Pepping spoke of the role of the sunset committee.

“The Committee will look at the current operation of Short Stay establishments within the Shire and also any regulatory codes already in existence across NSW and Australia and report back to Council within three months,” he said.

“Ideally we’d love to get a broad range of members joining the panel and lending their expertise and experiences to this new committee.

“Existing short stay accommodation operators, bed and breakfast operators, neighbours, other tourist accommodation establishments such as motel and hotel operators, professional Tourist Associations, Community Groups and concerned residents are all welcome to apply and be involved,” Mr Pepping said.

Applications to join Council’s Short Term Stay sunset committee should be addressed to: Mr Mark Pepping, Group Manager Strategic and Assets, Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141, Moss Vale NSW 2577.

For more information, contact Mr Pepping on phone 4868 0851.