Melbourne Airbnb ‘party flats’: State government’s response decried

Luxury living's not cheap, the three-bedroom home costs $594 a night. Photo: Airbnb

Luxury living's not cheap, the three-bedroom home costs $594 a night. Photo: Airbnb

Apartment owners groups have labelled as “an absolute travesty” new state government proposals on short-term lettings in apartment buildings.

The revised plans do not allow buildings to limit Airbnb-style lets. Instead the government has backed its original proposal of fines and bans for people operating “party flats”, with a review in two years.