WOULD you pay to rent a holiday home in North Coogee?
Apparently there is a market for it.
In June the City of Cockburn became aware that a Perlinte View home was being used for short-term accommodation, despite the property owner not first gaining the relevant approvals from the local council.
An attempt to do so fell flat.
In its last ordinary council meeting for the year, the City refused to grant retrospective approval to allow the two-storey terrace style house to operate as a holiday home.
The reasons against approval included amenity impacts, concerns that it would set a precedent that lacks strategic co-ordination, noise and parking issues.
Rowe Group’s Camille Clarke, on behalf of the property owner, argued for the approval, even if it was for a 12 month trial.
She received support from Councillor Kevin Allen, who said: “there’s certainly a need for (this type of accommodation)”.
The vote required Mayor Logan Howlett to use his casting vote to rule against it.