City of Busselton Council decides on new holiday home policy

The City of Busselton Council will be asked to review the city's Holiday Home Regulatory Framework at its meeting on June 9, 2021.

City officers have recommended revising the maximum number of people allowed to stay at a residential property based on the lot size and have suggested new requirements for property managers of holiday homes.

A holiday home exclusion zone has been recommended for Dunsborough Lakes, Vasse, Kealy and the non-coastal side of the Bussell Highway in Busselton.

In all other areas, if your neighbouring property is at least 350 square metres in size city officers have recommended allowing a maximum of 10 people stay there.

Block sizes less than 260 sqm could have a maximum of four holidaymakers stay and a maximum of seven people at block sizes in between.

Under the recommendations, property managers would be required to live within 30 minutes travel time of a holiday home they manage and respond to contacts about a property within 12 hours.

If council supports changes to the revised framework it will go out for public consultation before any changes are formally adopted.