City of Wanneroo approves holiday rental use at Alkimos house

The Wanneroo Council approved an application to use this house for short-term accommodation. Picture: Matt Jelonek d480997
The Wanneroo Council approved an application to use this house for short-term accommodation. Picture: Matt Jelonek d480997

THE Wanneroo City Council has approved a use change to allow a holiday rental at an Alkimos house.

Last week, the council agreed to the change of use for 28 Whipbird Road, allowing the owners to continue using it for short-term accommodation.

According to the June 26 council report, compliance officers found the residential property had been used for holiday accommodation during an inspection last November.

A submission received during public consultation from a nearby resident said it did not fit with the healthy communities goal of the development.

However, the report said that was not a planning consideration and the applicant had advised previous tenants of the Whipbird Road property included visiting relatives of local residents.

Under the property’s management plan, the maximum number of guests allowed at any one time is six and the owners have to keep a guest register.

Guests would also have to comply with a code of conduct.

The City is currently running a second round of public consultation on its draft short-term accommodation local law.

It will regulate properties rented out to six or fewer guests, requiring owners of those properties to register with the City.

Visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au for more information.