Short Term Accommodation


Ultimate Planning Solutions are the experts in all types of residential developments and property improvements. As town planners, we help to identify property options that are suitable to be used for short-term accommodation such as Air BnB. It is imperative to get accurate advice in this space, as Council’s throughout Queensland and New South Wales are making it very difficult to rent out your property.

As part of our planning process we help to make sure that the location is best suited for such a venture as well as adhering to local regulations and codes. We are also able to advise on how best to provide amenities for short-term accommodation tenants, ensuring that their needs and preferences are taken into consideration. By working with town planners during the planning stage, you can be assured that your short-term accommodation venture is safe, efficient and aesthetically pleasing.

Ultimate Planning Solutions can help you achieve your property aspirations by guiding you through Council requirements including meeting development standards such as zoning, council policies and the necessary carparking requirements.

What are the Council Requirements relevant to my Application? 
Although each application will be different, common Council requirements to consider when applying for Short Term Accommodation includes: 

Air BnB Requirements

Can you undertake an Air BnB business from your premises? I am just using my property to make a little extra money and it is not a permanent operation. How do you find the correct information to determine if your proposed use needs a Development Application? Ultimate Planning Solutions are able to give you a preliminary planning assessment to determine if you will need to lodge a Development Application or if your property has existing use rights to operate without further Council requirements.


My property is too big for my needs, why can’t I rent out a part of my house on Air Bnb? In some instances, this is definitely possible, but there are many areas of the City where it is not. Ultimate Planning Solutions help address unique challenges your property may have and justify non-compliance to Council.

Impacts on Amenity

My guests are generally very quiet, and they don’t normally have parties, but sometimes guests can be noisy and attract the attention of the Council. The amenity impacts on the adjoining properties is taken very seriously by the Council. Ultimate Planning Solutions will be able to work closely with you to ensure your proposed development is operated and managed in a way that will be accepted by Council.

What is the Process? 

Our 6-step method streamlines the process for your project application. Each step is designed to ensure that your approval is achieved quickly and efficiently.


Free 30-minute Consultation
(Phone or Face to Face)


Preliminary Planning Assessment 


Development Application Preparation


Plan Creation 


Submission to Council


Post Development

We contacted Kevin to help with a matter regarding short-term accommodation and navigating the councils expectations around this. We found Kevin to be efficient, communicative and knowledgable. Kevin helped us to get the outcome we were hoping for and at a reasonable price. We will be in contact again Kevin, should we need your services. Thank you. - Cindy Williams

Council Approval Service for Short Term Accommodation

(07) 56498665