Airbnb impacts: Giving a voice to Nambucca Shire Council residents

Airbnb - you might love it, you might hate it ... but one thing is certain, points of view are polarised about this recent arrival in our tourism sector.

With well over 100 places now registered in the Nambucca Shire, do you have a story to tell about Airbnb?

You may be an Airbnb host or you may be the neighbour of an Airbnb short-term holiday let. You may be a retailer capitalising on new customers in the area as they holiday with Airbnb ... or you may be a renter who has been evicted from a long-term rental property in peak season to allow Airbnb visitors in.

Researchers from Southern Cross University are keen to hear your story and want to give Nambucca Shire residents a voice when it comes to the future of Short-Term Holiday Letting (STHL) here.

A survey released on September 4 offers residents a chance to contribute their views on possible options for STHL in the Nambucca Shire and capture perceptions on positive and negative impacts of Airbnb in their neighbourhood.

The current research project follows a 2018 study, which garnered the views of over 800 Byron Shire residents asked about the impacts of STHLs on their community, specifically through Airbnb.

The results can be seen here .

An opportunity now presents for completing the dataset puzzle covering all 12 LGAs of the North Coast Region and results will be shared with the both the council and the community.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, is completely anonymous ... and you have until October 15.

For more information about the research project see SCU Research Project Summary

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