Labor and Greens in lockstep on short stay accommodation

Roger Jaensch,Minister for Housing and Minister for Planning

Alison Standen has yet again demonstrated Labor’s only plan when it comes to short stay accommodation is to follow the Greens.

At a time when our tourism sector and hospitality businesses are hurting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is utterly reprehensible that Labor would seek to demonise short stay accommodation and the benefits it brings to our state.

Our short stay regulations are nation-leading – they strike the right balance between embracing the sharing economy and ensuring everyone plays by the rules.

We are also delivering on our commitment to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in Tasmania, with over 400 homes built in the last 12 months and around 250 currently under construction. Community Housing Grants worth $34 million are also expected to deliver 300 new homes over the next few years.

This work will be more important than ever in our recovery from COVID-19 and while Ms Standen will no doubt continue to talk it down, we won’t be discouraged and will continue to deliver for Tasmanians.

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