Under s46 of the Planning Act 2016, Council may provide, in limited circumstances, an exemption from a development application.
An application to Council is required. There is currently no fee for this assessment. At this stage, we are anticipating a 10 business day timeframe for processing exemption requests.
View the fact sheet on exemption certificates ( PDF, 0.16 MB ) for more information.
To lodge an exemption:
- Submit an Application for Exemption Certificate form ( PDF, 0.07 MB )
- Submit plans of sufficient detail, scale and quality to support the application
The preferred lodgement method is via Council's Development Applications Online portal.
|Online (preferred)||Development Applications Online Portal|
Over the counter at Council's main Customer Service Centre
This office is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays (excluding public holidays)
|Cairns Regional Council |
Attention: Manager, Strategic Planning & Approvals
PO Box 359
CAIRNS QLD 4870
|If you experience any problems lodging your application through the Development Applications Online portal, you may email your application to email@example.com.|