Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch is encouraging Central Coast residents to report tourists to Crime Stoppers.
“The current Public Health Order bans travelling for the purposes of taking a holiday, but this message is not getting through to tourists,” Mr Crouch said.
“Dozens of residents in Killcare, Macmasters Beach and other beachside suburbs have contacted me to express concerns about tourists visiting their local area.
“My message is simple. Tourists need to go home and stay home.
“The restrictions on travel may be tough for some but they are necessary to keep people in our community healthy and alive.”
Mr Crouch said penalties included $11,000 or six months jail for individuals and $55,000 for corporations.
“Local Police have been proactively contacting accommodation providers, but keeping a check on Stayz and Airbnb rental properties is difficult,” Mr Crouch said.
“Central Coast residents are the eyes and ears for Police and so I am encouraging everyone to report any possible violations of the Public Health Order to Crime Stoppers.”
Anonymous reports can be made to Crime Stoppers online at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au or by calling 1800 333 000.