Amendment 103 - Short stay accommodation within the Residential and Local Centre zones

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Planning and Development Act 2005

TOWN PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT

Local Planning Scheme No.3:- Amendment No.103 and Local Planning Policy 2.11

In December 2017 Council decided to change the way the City's Planning Scheme deals with short stay accommodation within the Residential and Local Centre zones. The proposed change is known as Scheme Amendment No.103 and its purpose is to make it easier to operate small scale, short stay tourist accommodation from a house.

Council resolved that short stay accommodation should have the following meaning:

"Dwelling or part of a dwelling occupied for a person or family but containing rooms used to accommodate temporary guests for hire or reward for a single person(s) or a single family where breakfast may or may not be provided; or

A dwelling or part of a dwelling containing rooms to accommodate temporary guests for hire or reward for a single person(s) or single family."

Council is also proposing to remove all references to Bed and Breakfast from Local Planning Scheme No.3.

Under the current requirements of the City's Planning Scheme, development approval is necessary to operate short stay accommodation. Council realises the increasing popularity of home sharing websites such as 'Airbnb' and 'Stayz' and wants to remove the requirement to submit a development application for these sorts of accommodation in circumstances where specific criteria can be met.

The reason why Council wants to do this is because small scale short stay accommodation has limited impact on an area. Local Planning Policy 2.11 – Short Stay Accommodation will provide the situations where development approval is required and where it is not required to operate short stay accommodation from a house within the Residential or Local Centre zones.

To be exempt from requiring development approval for 'short stay accommodation':

  • The short stay accommodation must be operated from a dwelling within a 'Residential' or 'Local Centre' zone
  • Car parking (where required) must be provided in accordance with the City's parking requirements
  • The number of rooms being rented is limited to two where the dwelling is occupied by the family of the owners of the dwelling
  • A maximum number of 8 guests being accommodated at any one time where the dwelling is not occupied by the family of the owners of the dwelling.

Where can I find more information about the amendment?

More information about why the City is intending to rezone this land can be found in the Council report located in the Document Library or here.

The Scheme Amendment document details the changes to the Local Planning Scheme No.3 that the City is proposing, which is located in the Document Library or here.

Alternatively, a copy is available for viewing during business hours (8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) at the City of Stirling Main Administration Building located at 25 Cedric Street, Stirling.

Planning and Development Act 2005

TOWN PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT

Local Planning Scheme No.3:- Amendment No.103 and Local Planning Policy 2.11

In December 2017 Council decided to change the way the City's Planning Scheme deals with short stay accommodation within the Residential and Local Centre zones. The proposed change is known as Scheme Amendment No.103 and its purpose is to make it easier to operate small scale, short stay tourist accommodation from a house.

Council resolved that short stay accommodation should have the following meaning:

"Dwelling or part of a dwelling occupied for a person or family but containing rooms used to accommodate temporary guests for hire or reward for a single person(s) or a single family where breakfast may or may not be provided; or

A dwelling or part of a dwelling containing rooms to accommodate temporary guests for hire or reward for a single person(s) or single family."

Council is also proposing to remove all references to Bed and Breakfast from Local Planning Scheme No.3.

Under the current requirements of the City's Planning Scheme, development approval is necessary to operate short stay accommodation. Council realises the increasing popularity of home sharing websites such as 'Airbnb' and 'Stayz' and wants to remove the requirement to submit a development application for these sorts of accommodation in circumstances where specific criteria can be met.

The reason why Council wants to do this is because small scale short stay accommodation has limited impact on an area. Local Planning Policy 2.11 – Short Stay Accommodation will provide the situations where development approval is required and where it is not required to operate short stay accommodation from a house within the Residential or Local Centre zones.

To be exempt from requiring development approval for 'short stay accommodation':

  • The short stay accommodation must be operated from a dwelling within a 'Residential' or 'Local Centre' zone
  • Car parking (where required) must be provided in accordance with the City's parking requirements
  • The number of rooms being rented is limited to two where the dwelling is occupied by the family of the owners of the dwelling
  • A maximum number of 8 guests being accommodated at any one time where the dwelling is not occupied by the family of the owners of the dwelling.

Where can I find more information about the amendment?

More information about why the City is intending to rezone this land can be found in the Council report located in the Document Library or here.

The Scheme Amendment document details the changes to the Local Planning Scheme No.3 that the City is proposing, which is located in the Document Library or here.

Alternatively, a copy is available for viewing during business hours (8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) at the City of Stirling Main Administration Building located at 25 Cedric Street, Stirling.