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Local Nuisance Exemption Application

If you are proposing an activity that may generate a Local Nuisance under the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016, and there are exceptional circumstances, you can apply for an exemption. 

Exemptions may be issued for reasonable short-term activities, such as major construction activities, large concerts, festivals or events where the nuisance is unavoidable and Council can impose strict conditions to help minimise the impact.

Applications must be accompanied by a nuisance management plan describing the steps that will be taken to prevent, minimise or address any nuisance and describe the exceptional circumstances to justify why the exemption should be granted.

All exemptions are published online

What are the costs?

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.  In addition,  any costs incurred by Council such as those associated with environmental monitoring or advertising will be passed onto the applicant.

What do you need to know?

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

  • Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency
  • A map showing the location of the activity
  • A 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 be taken to 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

What happens next?

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

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions. A Tax Invoice will also be provided for the permit fees and payment must be made within the terms outlined within the Tax Invoice. Payment can be made electronically by following the link below, or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

Who to call for help?

Community Safety
Phone: (08) 8408 1111

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