UPDATE December 2021: the draft Position Statement: Planning for Tourism and Guidelines have been released for public comment. Once finalised, this Position Statement will supersede Planning guidelines - (Holiday homes) short stay use of residential dwellings (2009).
The guidelines have been developed in response to the growing number of holiday homes - particularly in popular tourism destinations - over the past decade.
The guidelines propose possible changes to local planning schemes and the preparation of policies tailored to address specific issues encountered by local governments in their region.
Other key proposals include
- holiday homes being formalised as a land-use class in local planning schemes
- local governments developing local planning policies on holiday homes
- the identification of preferred areas for holiday homes.