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Residents in a resort-style apartment complex at Miranda fear it will become “a backpacker hostel” if authorities won’t take action to stop it being used for short-term holiday letting. The strata committee and individual residents in The Wilshire, which has 116 units, in Willock Avenue, hit a brick wall trying to prevent one owner letting his unit through Airbnb and Stayz. They are angry Sutherland Shire Council declined to take action despite legal advice to the committee the operation is illegal under the Local Environmental Plan (LEP).