Serviced apartments in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area

10 Mar 2017
This discussion has concluded. The results of the People’s Panel discussion on unapproved serviced apartments are being considered by Council’s internal LEP/DCP Working group, as they continue to investigate various factors. A way forward is expected to be determined early in 2016.
There are a number of serviced accommodation premises operating across the city, which are providing temporary or short-term stays for tourists and visitors.

Among these are serviced apartments, which come under the arm of tourist and visitor accommodation.
 
Serviced apartment means a building (or part of a building) providing self-contained accommodation to tourists or visitors on a commercial basis and that is regularly serviced or cleaned by the owner or manager of the building or part of the building or the owner’s or manager’s agents.

You can find a list of definitions relating to this topic here

Under the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010, it may be difficult for these businesses to gain consent and if Council wanted to encourage serviced accommodation to operate in residential areas (R1), changes to the LEP 2010 would be required.

Council would like you, The People’s Panel, to share your thoughts about serviced apartment accommodation in the discussion forum.

You might like to discuss the following:
 
  • What do you think about making it easier for operators to set up serviced apartments in general residential areas?
  • In your opinion are there any advantages or disadvantages in having more approved serviced apartments across the city?
  • If Council was to make it easier (by including serviced apartments in the Zone R1 section of the LEP) for operators to set up serviced apartments across the LGA, what restrictions, if any, do you think should be applied?
Please take the time to complete this short survey.

If you would like to know more about the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010 there is more information online.
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