New economic modelling has revealed the impact of the holiday rental industry across Tasmania's North.
Conducted by ACIL Allen Economics for online accommodation platform Stayz, the data shows the industry injected $59.8 million and 467 jobs into the region over the 2017-18 financial year.
This follows the release last week of a highly-anticipated Legislative Council report into the short accommodation sector, which called for greater monitoring and regulatory powers for local government.
The state government passed a bill to compel more information from both booking platforms and those providing accommodation through them in May.
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Tasmania-wide, the industry drove $226.9 million of economic growth and 1646 full-time equivalent jobs, the data also shows.
A total of 409,036 room nights of accommodation were booked via an online holiday rental platform across the state during the period, with 117,917 of those in the North.
"We look forward to working with the Tasmanian Government to build and refine its regulatory approach to holiday rental accommodation and ensure the sector remains a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity," said Stayz corporate affairs director Eacham Curry.
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Mr Curry said the company supported the data sharing partnership legislated by parliament this year, but thought a "compulsory and simple" registration system would be the "most efficient way" to collect data and ensure minimum standards going forward.
The sector's growth in the state has been met with increasing scrutiny for its impact on the supply of affordable rental housing, with University of Tasmania research estimating 70 per cent of entire property listings on Airbnb were formerly long-term rentals.
The Legislative Council's report urged the government go beyond its recent bill to develop "comprehensive data collection and analysis programs" to better inform housing policy.
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