Lodging Houses Draft By-Law

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This consultation has concluded.

The City of Burnside Council recently approved public consultation for a new By-Law to regulate lodging houses within the City.

Lodging Houses

A Lodging House includes any building or part thereof which is let, proposed to be let or available to be let for lodging or board and lodging, and is occupied by more than five people who are not members of the proprietor’s family. This does not include the residential portion of hotels and motels, schools, institutional buildings accommodating members of the staff of an institution, supported residential facilities or any building which comes within the definition of a flat.

Purpose of new draft By-Law

The new draft By-Law is to set rules for the controlling, licensing, inspection and regulation of lodging houses within the City. It is intended to balance the needs of the operators with the needs of the inhabitants of our lodging houses.

The new draft By-Law does not seek to impose unreasonable or onerous requirements on the operators of lodging houses, but does ensure basic standards of health, hygiene and liveability for inhabitants of lodging houses within the City.

Community Consultation

We invite you to provide comment on the draft By-Law during the consultation period which runs from Monday 4 November to Monday 9 December 2013.

Have your say

Council welcomes feedback and comments. Submissions can be made through the following options:

  • Use the Email Us tab below to provide feedback
  • Or by post to Lodging House By-Law Consultation, City of Burnside, Reply Paid, PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065

The draft By-Law is available to download in the Document Library on the right or at the Civic Centre during office hours (8.30 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday).

Next Steps

The information from the Community Consultation will be reviewed and presented to Council for consideration by February 2014.

Further Information

Contact Magnus Heinrich by using the Ask a Question tab below or phone 8366 4136.


The City of Burnside Council recently approved public consultation for a new By-Law to regulate lodging houses within the City.

Lodging Houses

A Lodging House includes any building or part thereof which is let, proposed to be let or available to be let for lodging or board and lodging, and is occupied by more than five people who are not members of the proprietor’s family. This does not include the residential portion of hotels and motels, schools, institutional buildings accommodating members of the staff of an institution, supported residential facilities or any building which comes within the definition of a flat.

Purpose of new draft By-Law

The new draft By-Law is to set rules for the controlling, licensing, inspection and regulation of lodging houses within the City. It is intended to balance the needs of the operators with the needs of the inhabitants of our lodging houses.

The new draft By-Law does not seek to impose unreasonable or onerous requirements on the operators of lodging houses, but does ensure basic standards of health, hygiene and liveability for inhabitants of lodging houses within the City.

Community Consultation

We invite you to provide comment on the draft By-Law during the consultation period which runs from Monday 4 November to Monday 9 December 2013.

Have your say

Council welcomes feedback and comments. Submissions can be made through the following options:

  • Use the Email Us tab below to provide feedback
  • Or by post to Lodging House By-Law Consultation, City of Burnside, Reply Paid, PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065

The draft By-Law is available to download in the Document Library on the right or at the Civic Centre during office hours (8.30 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday).

Next Steps

The information from the Community Consultation will be reviewed and presented to Council for consideration by February 2014.

Further Information

Contact Magnus Heinrich by using the Ask a Question tab below or phone 8366 4136.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.