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Local Nuisance Exemption Application

Some activities can generate Local Nuisance like excessive noise, dust, smoke and odour. If you a proposing an activity than may generate a Local Nuisance, and there are exceptional circumstances, you can apply for an exemption.

Read more about Local Nuisances and the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016.

Exemptions can be for short-term activities where the nuisance is unavoidable. This could include major construction activities, or large concerts, festivals and events. Council can impose strict conditions to help minimise the impact.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.

Any extra costs incurred by Council will be passed on to the applicant. This can include things like environmental monitoring or advertising.

  1. Read the Local Nuisance Exemption Conditions of Application
  2. Complete the Local Nuisance Exemption Application Form
  3. Read the Local Nuisance Exemption Supporting Information

You will need to supply the following information with your application:

  • public liability insurance certificate of currency
  • map showing the location of the activity
  • site nuisance plan
  • the number of premises likely to be affected including the location and distance from the site
  • proposed communication strategy
  • measures that will reduce, monitor and manage the nuisance
  • start and finish dates and times
  • anticipated sources or cause of Local Nuisance generated by the activity
  • name and contact details of site contact

You must accompany your application with a nuisance management plan. This will describe the steps taken to prevent, minimise or address any nuisance. It will describe the exceptional circumstances to justify why the exemption should be granted.

All exemptions are published online. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur within 20 business days and will include:

  • confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • investigation of your proposed activity
  • assessment of the site nuisance management plan provided
  • if approved, you will receive a permit confirming the activity and conditions

You'll get a tax invoice for permit fees. Payment is made within the terms outlined within the tax invoice. You can make this payment online or refer to the tax invoice for further instructions.

Need help?

Environmental Health Team
8408 1111