Exemptions

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:

The preferred lodgement method is via Council's Development Applications Online portal.

Online (preferred)Development Applications Online Portal
In person

Over the counter at Council's main Customer Service Centre
119-145 Spence Street
CAIRNS   QLD  4870

This office is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays (excluding public holidays)

MailCairns Regional Council
Attention: Manager, Strategic Planning & Approvals
PO Box 359
CAIRNS  QLD  4870
EmailIf you experience any problems lodging your application through the Development Applications Online portal, you may email your application to planningadmin@cairns.qld.gov.au.
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Last updated: 18 June 2020