Debate has started in Tasmanian Parliament on new regulations for short-stay accommodation providers.
Planning Minister Roger Jaensch said the move was a key part of last year's housing summit and was intended to analyse the short-stay accommodation sector's impact on housing affordability, particularly in Hobart.
He said there was concern raised from the community sector on that issue and tourism bodies on compliance issues.
Mr Jaensch said the provisions within the bill did not aim to introduce new planning requirements or new taxes and public liability obligations.
He said a main aim was to collect data from booking platforms which allow the state government and councils to understand more about short-stay accommodation listings.
Mr Jaensch said it was clear that listings were of most concern in residential areas.
The legislation if approved would require short-stay accommodation providers to share information about their property before it is listed on a booking platform.
The booking platform would need to display information that a planning permit was not required.
In addition, booking platforms would be required to supply information on listings to the state's Building Control Director on a quarterly basis.
Short-term accommodation providers who do not supply information, or give false information, could face a $7950 fine.
Booking platforms could face a $15,900 fine for each listing with recurring penalties for non-compliance or failure to display relevant information.
The bill will allow for a six-month transition period for property owners and booking platforms to meet the new requirements.
Braddon Labor MHA Anita Dow said the party supported penalities for non-compliance and data-collecting objectives.
But she said the bill did not address the needs of housing affordability and homelessness, particularly in regional Tasmania.
The bill will be continue to be debated when the House of Assembly resumes on April 30.