The Shire of Dandaragan — covering tourism hotspots like Jurien Bay and Cervantes — is looking for public feedback on a revised holiday homes policy in the wake of rising noise complaints and other concerns. Online bookings for holiday homes have surged, and there are concerns relating to disruption to housing affordability as well as disturbances of the peace within local neighbourhoods. The council on Thursday agreed to advertise a modified local planning policy for short-term rental accommodation. Some of the modifications include strengthening car parking bays, the property has access to central services, revising standards for maximum guest numbers and increasing requirements for guests through code of conduct improvements. The policy would also tighten requirements and expectations for holiday home managers including having complaint resolution process and installing and onsite sign with visible contact details. Shire president Leslee Holmes said the policy changes would mean people residing in the community could benefit and enjoy a quieter life. “A lot of people know they can get more money with holiday properties because they’re in a holiday town,” she said. “We want everyone to have quiet life. Obviously we want people to find nicer accommodation and have a good time. “The houses work really well at the moment, but we want to make sure there aren’t too many people in a house that doesn’t have the facilities. “It should benefit the consumer and it should benefit the neighbors, too.” The matter will be open for public comment.