Despite fury over barking dogs, parking, ‘anti-social’ behaviour and parties, 14 properties were approved to become short term accommodation this year. See where they are.

At least 15 applications to turn single dwelling homes into STAs have come before Whitsunday councillors since January with four approved this month.

But gaining approval is about to get harder with councillors recently unanimously voting to make STA a prescribed activity under local laws to tackle “nuisance” guests.

It comes after a stack of petitions from angry neighbours who have fought, but largely…

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