‘Common sense strategy’: AA welcomes resolution to exempt Victorian accommodations from controversial ‘mattress tax’

Victoria’s lodging suppliers are respiratory a sigh of reduction following a authorities announcement on Wednesday that its proposed controversial ‘mattress tax’ is not going to apply to accommodations and pubs providing lodging.

Lodging Australia (AA) has welcomed the announcement saying that regulated lodging suppliers is not going to be focused by the Brief Keep Levy.

“Not together with accommodations and pubs within the quick keep levy is a common sense strategy,” mentioned Lodging Australia (Vic) Normal Supervisor, Dougal Hollis.

“Lodges are large employers and are a key a part of any vibrant metropolis. Victoria has led Australia’s new lodge growth increase since 2020, with nearly 9,000 new lodge rooms now accessible throughout Melbourne alone.

“Providing industrial lodging comes with vital regulatory necessities and associated prices and we’re nonetheless recovering from the pandemic. We recognize the federal government has taken this into consideration when shaping these coverage settings.”

AA had adopted a focused strategy to tell key trade and authorities stakeholders of the considerations of members across the proposed levy.

AA Nationwide CEO Michael Johnson mentioned the transfer will allow Victorian industrial lodging suppliers to stay aggressive in opposition to different states and territories.

“It would additionally present traders with the boldness and certainty they should encourage future growth of latest lodge lodging infrastructure throughout Victoria,” Johnson mentioned.