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Council have received the Consultation Outcomes Report, compiling of all the feedback from the recent community consultation on Holiday Houses in Esperance.

The process generated 236 submissions, which found 49% of respondents were satisfied with the current regulation of Holiday Houses, while 51% were not satisfied.

“Council was really appreciative of the level of engagement by stakeholders and the community on this matter” Shire President Ian Mickel said.

Council will now work through the Outcome Report and participate in workshops to get a full understanding of what possible changes could be made.

“The results have given us some great feedback to consider, and this will enable Council to make a very informed decision, whichever way that may be.”

During the September meeting, Council also requested that the CEO prepare a report on priority changes to the current regulatory regime. The Consultation Outcomes Report, available on the Shire website, found mixed levels of support for increased regulation of Holiday Houses in Esperance. Among other findings, the strongest level of support was for stronger sector governance, which was broadly supported across all stakeholder groups.

“We will collate information on how each of the options could be managed, what resources would be needed, and other implications, and will report back to Council with this information and recommendations” Shire CEO Shane Burge said.

The report on priority changes is expected to be complete and considered by Council by the end of 2022.

To read the report, click HERE.

Date: 29 September 2022