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New Noosa Short Term Accommodation (STA) Rules – Do You Comply with the Proposed Changes?

New Noosa Short Term Accommodation (STA) Rules – Do You Comply with the Proposed Changes?


Posted May 12, 2021
Business Strategy, Noosa Plan 2020, Tourism & Events

What Operators Need To Do To Stay Within The Rules

Noosa Council is working through community consultation, with a new Local Law that will provide a regulating framework governing short term accommodation offerings. This includes short-stay letting and home-hosted accommodation.

These rule changes will affect anyone operating a Short Term Accommodation (STA) operation including holiday letting, AirBnB, bed and breakfast, or similar operation.

To comply with the proposed short term accommodation requirements of the local law and the planning scheme changes, operators should ensure their particular operation is assessed against the Noosa Plan (2006 and 2020) and local law provisions. This assessment will identify what impacts the changes will have on their property and how they can mitigate those changes.

RG Strategic is currently offering free 30 minute consultations to identify and outline how these changes may impact your short term accommodation operation. You can call us on 07 5474 3873 or email us now to book this consultation.

With the new rules slated to come into effect early in the second half of the year, you must act now to ensure you comply fully with the new changes.

5 Star Review from Sally via Google Reviews

“Russell from RG Strategic was very knowledgeable and professional when he helped us gain Council approval for our Short Term Accommodation. I highly recommend using his service.”

The RG Strategic Short Term Accommodation Assessment Process

RG Strategic will assess your operation against the outlined requirements including:

  • Existing approvals (if any) and how they apply
  • Identifying any new applications required to continue operating lawfully
  • Addressing the provision for Contact Person to reside within 20 minutes of the premises
  • Requirement for a “Code of Conduct”
  • Other administrative requirements including public liability insurance, legislated signage, guest registers, parking provisions, complaints register.
  • To gain confidence that you will meet all required obligations when the new rules come into effect, take advantage of our free consultation today.
5 Star Review from Julie via Google Reviews

“Russell from RG Strategic did a great job in getting Council approval for our short-term accommodation. We found Russell very friendly and competent and really knows his stuff. Highly recommended!”

Contact us now to take advantage of our offer of this free 30-minute consultation. The new rules and requirements are slated to come into effect early in the second half of the year so act now. You can call us on 07 5474 3873 or email us now using the form below.


5 Star Review from Steven via Google Reviews

“Can’t thank Russell and the team enough for their help navigating the changes to the Noosa Plan and how they might impact our property. The service was always really prompt and a much better approach compared to trying to navigate the application process on our own. Thanks!”

A very pleasing experience working with Russell and his team at RG Strategic. We achieved just the outcome we desired for our application to Noosa Council. Russell and his team are a pleasure to work with, timely in their responsiveness, and authoritative and persuasive in the proposal they prepared on our behalf. We are happy to recommend RG Strategic.

Greg Yeatman
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Russell and the team at RG Strategic went above and beyond to ensure a smooth and efficient application and approval process on our townhouse development in Cooroy. Russell helped solve significant stormwater issues by coordinating meetings and correspondence with the Councils engineering team ultimately leading to operation works approval far quicker than our program allowed for. I highly recommend Russell to anyone seeking planning advice on the Sunshine Coast.

Josh Overell
Belvedere on Pearl - Cooroy
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The entire team at RG Strategic were extremely knowledgeable, prompt & efficient in getting our STA applications to council, we could not have done it without them, great teamwork!

Noosa Secret Destinations
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Valued Assistance With Town Planning. We experienced considerable difficulty with the construction of a new home on realising the builder of the neighbouring house had constructed a fence and retaining wall that resulted in an encroachment onto our property. The encroachment meant our building plan could subsequently not fit within the house site profile. Despite extensive discussions and negotiations with the neighbour's builder, the matter was unable to be resolved by ourselves. Accordingly, we desperately needed assistance and having dealt with Russell Green, from RG Strategic, in a similar instance, with extremely satisfactory results, we had no hesitation in contacting Russell to draw on his extensive Town Planning expertise and his working relationship with our local Council. At all times we found him to be courteous, understanding, diligent and expedient. There is no doubt in our mind that without his wonderful assistance this matter would have been prolonged more than was the case and perhaps not resolved at all.

Christyne Irving
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