@Dayna55 yes the GCCC has some strict STR rules, they've been in place for a while. you are the 2nd poster here in a week from the GC so I suspect they are doing a summer crackdown. I was actually going to STR my Hope Island home for dec/jan as a one-off but won't risk it now and obviously I'm not paying that council $8000 for the application fee. (I also factored in excessive a/c use over summer and will do LTR instead)
It's a shame they are doing this, we stayed in R/Bay last year when we relocated, 4A, with cat + dog, while we waited for our settlement to go through. No hotel would have catered to our needs so there is a strong need for STR on the GC. the GCCC I think has the highest STR fees in the land (also you pay more for rates), I do hope dear old SA doesn't wake up and get any ideas!
Also, we have an ABBhouse in our estate and our BC has sent them 2 notices and they've ignored us, the BC has no authority until they change the by-laws. That's little comfort though, cos in our estate the absentee owner has outsourced the management and the carparking and rubbish situation is not good, and they don't care, so I'm sure the neighbours will have dobbed them in, if not now, by January they will for sure. BC can have some snarky types on them, you can probably appease them by writing back and saying you are looking into the situation, thanks for your patience, but I hear there's a hefty fine if you ignore a GCCC Show Cause notice.