The Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2018 came into force on 13 October 2018 and replace the previous regulations made in 2008. Continue reading
The Independent Panel on short-stay accommodation’ has published its final report. The Panel made recommendations that:
- OCs be able to serve a ‘notice to rectify breach’ on the person offering the accommodation (whether the owner of the property, the lessee or agent) regarding breach of OC rules by short-stay occupants; and
- VCAT be able to make an order on the breach notice that the apartment is not allowed to be used for short-term stays for a period of time, or until it is sold.
Smith v National Hospitality Group Pty Ltd & Anor  VCAT 684 concerned noise from a late night bar in “The George”, a complex in St Kilda comprising apartments, offices and entertainment venues. Continue reading