The City of Fremantle has welcomed the recommendations from a Parliamentary inquiry into short-term rental accommodation in WA.
The Economics and Industry Standing Committee released the report from its Inquiry into the Regulation of Short-Stay Accommodation in Western Australia today.
The committee found that all short-term accommodation providers should be registered and recommended the state government establish a state-wide registration scheme.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the recommendations of the committee echoed the system the City of Fremantle already has in place to manage short-stay accommodation.
“The evidence the City of Fremantle gave to inquiry was advocating for a ‘light touch’ registration system along the lines of our existing local law,” Mayor Pettitt said.
“We’ve maintained a register of short-stay providers since 2009 so we know how many of them are out there and the details of the property owner should we ever need to contact them.