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Council vows to crackdown on Peninsula ‘party houses’

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Mornington Peninsula residents are hopeful a council crackdown will finally bring an end to “party houses” that have exposed locals to damage, abuse and even death threats.

Rye resident Ian Jackson told 3AW that party houses across the Peninsula had many residents at their wit’s end, with some evening considering selling-up due to the all-night parties in the warmer months.

It’s been revealed the Mornington Peninsula Council has received 87 complaints since November.

It’s vowed to go “full throttle” in finding and fining owners, who rent out their properties on accommodation websites such as AirBNB and Stayz.

They hope to get the companies on board.

Ross and John spoke with Bev Colomb, mayor of the Mornington Peninsula, about the issue.

“It’s a huge problem,” she said.

“We have residents that are very, very affected almost every weekend.”

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