96 Arthur Street East Launceston TAS 7250

Visitor accommodation - Change of use of 8 dwellings to holiday units

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 2 months ago. It was received by them about 1 month earlier.

(Source: Launceston City Council, reference DA0734/2019)

4 Comments

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  1. Anne Clifton commented

    I have lived in the heart of the CBD for five years. When I first arrived there was word on the street that LCC wanted people like us to live there, that there were plans and activities around making it a night friendly town. It's a delightful place. Even the boguns are friendly - giving a wave/toot/rev every lap

    Communities make spaces livable. I certainly don't want to live next to a space where people come and go and I can't form a relationship with travellers. Visitors love the small charms. We don't need huge, we just need thrive.

    Let us be a living city not a dead heart with suburbs.

  2. Mel Stone commented

    I honestly believe one way to revive the cbd and to entice business is to increase affordable inner city living. To combat anti social behaviour. Every time I go to the cbd I am concerned by the empty shops. These would be full with convenience stores and food outlets and other shops if we had a critical mass living in the city. Approving air bnb type accomodation and further reducing rental options will be doing the exact opposite. We don’t want to end up like Hobart’s dire rental situation. Please consider the future of our community.

  3. Kate Turner commented

    I further re-iterate the above from Mel Stone. We need to revive the cbd and increase affordable inner city living. We need a vibrant city that is for the people. We don't want to push people out of the city and end up with the rental problem Hobart is having by approving Air BnB type accommodation and further reducing rental options. This type of development puts the profit gains of a few above the needs of our valuable community.
    Thank you.

  4. Garry Stannus commented

    I agree about the Air B&B plague. Not sure that I agree with turning the CBD into a residential area. Actually, there always has been a CBD population, upstairs above the shops and so on: e.g. houses in Canning St, Brisbane St etc. Actually, I think the CBD is not just the parts where there are shopfronts.
    In any case, whatever happens, I do not want any changes/developments that would prejudice the night-time operation of the Post Office clock. Previously, there was an 'inner CBD' conversion to tourist type accomodation and then the patrons complained about the hours striking through the night. I would have thought that double-glazing should have been required.
    Then our former mayor, bless his heart, tried to have it silenced. Thank goodness he was not successful. We live in the CBD and find where we are, that the clock does not disturb us during the night, but should we be awake, with the window open slightly for a little fresh air, that it is comforting to hear it strike the wee hours (without all the ding-dong paraphenalia that in day-time accompanies the quarter, half, three quarter and full hour).
    The night-time is lovely, once the hoons have gone home to bed.

    PS: I'd like to see our local Govt return to a 'ward system', where councillors represent particular areas of the municipality - then we'd have someone identifiable to go to put our concerns. But that, as they say, is another matter.

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