Crackdown on hostels

MILDURA Council plans to make it harder for backpacker hostels and budget accommodation to set up on Mildura’s premiere boulevard.

Mildura Council has unveiled an amendment to the Mildura Planning Scheme, which is aimed at “strongly discouraging” budget accommodation along Deakin Avenue unless it meets certain requirements.

Mayor Eckel

Mayor Eckel

That includes making sure the accommodation is not next to residential buildings and that the building proposed site is already used for non-residential accommodation.

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