21 November 2017
A shire council on Victoria's coastline plans to introduce bylaws banning tourists staying in short-term accommodation from hanging out on outdoor decking, balconies and pools after 10:00pm.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council's proposed new laws would require home owners who rent their properties through platforms like Airbnb and Stayz to register their properties with council and agree to a code of conduct.
Mornington Shire Council Mayor Bryan Payne defended the proposed law as an "an innovative process to curb a very important problem".
"Mornington Peninsula, like all resort areas, have got a real problem ..."
Councillor Payne was backed up on social media and ABC Radio Melbourne, with a number of local listeners supporting the ban.