Pain from short term stays – Mountain Views Mail – 21 June, 2019

"Over the past year I have been contacted by many constituents concerned about the growing popularity of online hospitality services like Airbnb and Stayz, and some of the impacts these services have on the Yarra Valley." https://mountainviews.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2019-06-21/pain-from-short-term-stays/?fbclid=IwAR0x-9On69zyUZ4PQGefXvnanQ8JTuuec7PfZ3A8z3CGBjdwTqvATKAmMp0

After Everest, we have to rethink the places we are loving to death – The Guardian – 19 June 2019

Cheap flights, internet bookings, opportunistic businesses and no small amount of status competition is driving record crowds towards popular destinations. In 1995, global tourist arrivals numbered 525 million; last year, they reached 1.4 billion. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/19/after-everest-we-have-to-rethink-the-places-we-are-loving-to-death?fbclid=IwAR2ecwUf3OZAWs8M-C-9X_i1cdNvMe4Ga0zAMhBGTgLhS4F2RX3wzyeR7cI

Yallourn Public Forum – dust and ash pollution and your rights

The poor of Warburton and environs are being shifted to Moe as it is getting increasingly difficult to find accommodation here in the Upper Yarra Valley. "Are you seeing more ash and coal dust than usual on garden vegetables, in your garage and around the house and yard?" You’re not the only person who is … Continue reading Yallourn Public Forum – dust and ash pollution and your rights