City of Stirling to tighten parking rules around short-stay accommodation

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STIRLING Council has tightened rules about parking at holiday rentals.

Changes to the City of Stirling’s parking and access policy requires short stay accommodation in residential zones that rents rooms individually to provide one bay per bedroom.

Where one or more resident permanently live at the dwelling or rooms are not rented individually, parking must comply with residential design codes.

Councillor Karen Caddy said the requirements regarding individually rented rooms was needed.

“If someone has a seven-bedroom house, we need something in place to address the (parking) issue,” she said.

Cr Adam Spagnolo was worried about how the City would monitor this and suggested many lodgers would not have their own vehicle.

The City will review the changes in a year and Cr Caddy believed they should “be more strict” to start with and could potentially relax regulations after the review.

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