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A We Live Here column is published monthly in the CBD News, Docklands News and Southbank News.

April 2017

Founded in San Francisco in 2008, Airbnb has been promoted as an online booking platform that supports young creatives and people on low incomes, hoping to make extra money out of spare rooms.

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March 2017

The long anticipated Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Owners Corporation Amendment (Short-Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 will start in March.

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February 2017

We Live Here recently celebrated its first birthday and what a year it has been!

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December 2016 / January 2017

The Owners Corporation Amendment (Short Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 has been referred back to the Environment and Planning Committee for inquiry.
The parliamentary vote has stopped the Victorian Government from introducing a Bill that would only benefit commercial short-stay operators.

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November 2016

At last the government has decided to act. Families throughout the greater Melbourne area
(including Docklands, the CBD and Southbank) have been waiting for years to have desperately
needed schools in the inner city.

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October 2016

Melbourne is once again seeing a major change in how many residents are choosing to live, with tens of thousands moving into high-rise apartments and deciding to make the CBD, Docklands and Southbank their home.

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September 2016

Apartment residents, the hotel industry and developers of high-rise apartment buildings are under threat unless the State Government acts.

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August 2016

The We Live Here movement has developed a draft policy on short-stays that will be presented to all forms of government. We want to help legislators by providing solutions.

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July 2016

Melbourne City Council has voted unanimously to support residents in the fight to regulate the short-stay industry.

A motion to pressure the state government to support residents was put by Cr Cathy Oke at the June 7 meeting of the Future Melbourne Committee and was supported by all councillors present. The vote was taken after considerable discussion and presentations by Paul Salter representing the short-stay industry and by Marshall Delves from the We Live Here Movement.

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June 2016

New laws for short-stay apartments being introduced into State Parliament show that the government is totally out of touch with residents and all that the We Live Here movement is fighting for.

The legislation has come out of the blue, with no consultation and effectively opens the door to short-term lets in Victoria. It also comes just days after the conclusion of the Watergate Supreme Court appeal against a VCAT decision that ruled the OC did not have the power to make rules about the use of lots.

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May 2016

The We Live Here movement continues to gain support and we thank you all for your feedback. Please continue to encourage your neighbours, friends and co-workers to sign up on our website and let us know the issues that are important to you.

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April 2016

In a few weeks the We Live Here movement will be launching a campaign in the form of a petition via change.org to gather support for the regulation of short-term letting in residential buildings. We are hoping for a massive response and encourage you all to get involved.

Short-term letting in residential buildings is not being adequately addressed by any level of government.

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March 2016

The support and feed-back for the We Live Here Movement has been overwhelming since our December launch.
Thank you to everyone that continues to visit our website to keep up to date or register as a supporter. We are growing in number as people become aware of the movement and we are proud to say that we now advocate for more than 70 buildings.

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February 2016

This is the first column of the We Live Here movement. We hope it will become a regular feature of CBD News, Docklands News and Southbank Local News. We would welcome suggestions for topics for future editions.
The aim of this column is to highlight issues affecting high-density owners and residents living in Melbourne.

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About We Live Here

 

We Live Here is a recently launched advocacy and lobby movement focussing on generating legislative change to protect owners and long-term residents living in high-density areas. The movement aims to give a voice to and protect the rights of these owners and long term residents, and to tackle issues that are not being adequately addressed.

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