New Rules and Incentives will Benefit Community
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River welcomes the State Government announcement about Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in WA.
The reforms mean rules around the short-term rental of properties in residential areas can be determined by the Shire. The Shire has been advocating for these outcomes for some time, as it means holiday homes can be managed by the Shire, in a way that is best for our community.
As part of the reforms, property owners wanting to rent their property on a short-term basis will also need to register their property with the State Government before undertaking advertising or taking bookings (including via online platforms).
The State reforms also include a $10,000 incentive for property owners to transition existing short-term rental accommodation into long-term rental homes. This should help alleviate the rental crisis within the Shire.
More information about the STRA Incentive Scheme can be found on the STRA Initiatives web page.