A legal case on the Central Coast which may tighten restrictions around holiday rentals.
A legal case on the Central Coast which may tighten restrictions around holiday rentals.

Holiday rental rules under the microscope

STAFF at Coffs Harbour City Council are awaiting the outcome of a legal case which may tighten restrictions around holiday rentals.

Justice Rachel Pepper is currently hearing a case in the Land and Environment Court in which the neighbours of a six-bedroom holiday rental in Terrigal are seeking to stop the owner from letting out her property.

At the core of the issue is which blocks are zoned for residential use only, and which blocks are not.

"We are currently awaiting the written findings of the L & E Court case and the State Government's response to this case," a Coffs Harbour City Council spokeswoman said.

"Coffs Harbour City Council is, as are all councils across NSW, currently in the process of finalising our Standard Local Environmental Plan (SLEP)," she said.

The spokeswoman said the SLEP planning legislation was put in place by the State government with the goal of standardising all uses within specific planning zones throughout New South Wales.



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