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Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 3 (Party houses) 2017

The State Government introduced laws (provisions in the Sustainable Planning Act 2009) in October 2014 to enable residential premises being used as 'party houses' to be regulated.

The laws are not about regulating every party. They are only directed at regulating residential premises that are being used as a commercial venue for accommodation or facilities that are regularly used by guests for parties.

The implementation of these provisions was optional for local governments.

Some common areas of complaint regarding party houses are excessive noise, traffic and parking hazards, offensive social behaviour and littering.

Because of the significant community concern regarding party houses in residential areas on the Gold Coast, the City implemented these provisions through a temporary local planning instrument. Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 (Party houses) 2015 for the 2003 planning scheme was adopted on 5 May 2015.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 (Party houses) 2015 was repealed on 2 February 2016.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 (Party houses) 2016 for City Plan commenced on 2 February 2016, replacing Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 (Party houses) 2015.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 (Party houses) 2016 was repealed on 2 February 2017.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 3 (Party houses) 2017 for City Plan commenced on 2 February 2017, replacing Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 (Party houses) 2016.

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