Legislative Council: Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Regional Housing

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS (15:03): Supplementary: does the minister have a view on the need for regulation of short-term holiday rentals, and has she raised this with the ministers to which she referred?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:03): I think I have just alluded to the contrasting views that are put, and I think there is validity in those contrasting views. If it was an easy problem to solve, I'm sure it would have been solved by now. It may even have been solved under the former government if it was an easy one, but clearly it isn't. It is something that needs to be weighed up and discussed. In terms of discussions with my cabinet colleagues, yes, discussions have occurred.