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Exemption certificates

Exemption certificates release the owner of a property or land from the need to get approval for assessable development. They are only issued in exceptional circumstances.

An exemption certificate deals with the inappropriate categorisation of development or if the effect of a proposed development is considered to be inconsequential.

The exemption certificate has effect for two years from the issue date, or a later day stated in the certificate.

Learn more about exemption certificates.

Where an exemption certificate is given, the decision maker is required to publish a notice about that decision that states the reasons for giving the certificate. Only local governments and the departments chief executive can issue an exemption certificate.

Exemption certificates given by the chief executive of the Planning Act

Below is a register of each exemption certificate.

AddressLocal Government AreaDevelopment detailsDate issued
Queen Elizabeth Park, CoolangattaGold Coast City CouncilOperational works for interfering with quarry material, as defined under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995, on state coastal land above high-water mark for the construction of a concrete footpath.17 September 2021
Merv Anderson Park, YeppoonLivingstone Shire CouncilOperational works for a new footpath (proposed and future) which connects the disabled carpark space located near the existing boat ramp at the northern end of Merv Anderson Park3 June 2021
Burnett River, Bundaberg CentralBundaberg Regional CouncilOperational Work that is Tidal Works or Work in a Coastal Management District (Installation of Cathodic Protection Devices on Queensland Rail Bridge in Burnett River)19 May 2021
Kolan River, Avondale Road, MoorlandBundaberg Regional CouncilOperational Work that is Tidal Works or Work in a Coastal Management District (Installation of Cathodic Protection Devices on Queensland Rail Bridge in Kolan River)19 May 2021
Boyne River, BenarabyGladstone Regional CouncilOperational Work that is Tidal Works or Work in a Coastal Management District (Installation of Cathodic Protection Devices on Queensland Rail Bridge in Boyne River)19 May 2021
Shop 2/221 Dawson Highway, ClintonGladstone Regional CouncilMaterial Change of Use – Food & Drink Outlet & Operational Works – Advertising Devices28 April 2021
Old Burleigh Road, BroadbeachGold Coast City Council Operational Work in a coastal management district to remove existing structure and construction of picnic shelters and barbeque facilities. 16 April 2021
Paradise Point Parklands, The Esplanade, Paradise Point, 4216Gold Coast City CouncilOperational work in a coastal management district to construct an amenities building.10 March 2021
Svendsen Road, Zilzie 4710Livingstone Shire CouncilOperational work for the replacement of Coorooman Creek amenities block (demolition of an existing besser block toilet facility and installation of new amenities facility)4 March 2021
370 Marine Parade Parade, Labrador QLD 4125Gold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work in a coastal management district to construct a disability access ramp.18 February 2021
Land adjacent to Outrigger Park Nicklin Way Minyama, and Park Grand Parade Parrearra 4575Sunshine Coast CouncilOperational works in a coastal management district involving a shared path under Nicklin Way along the Mooloolah River (Parrearra Channel)23 February 2021
Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach QLD 4218Gold Coast City CouncilOperational work for work in a coastal management district to remove and construct a public amenities building in Pratten Park.22 December 2020
Intersection of Wagawn Street and Pacific Parade, TugunGold Coast City CouncilOperational work for work in a work in a coastal management district to replace a beach platform and access, and beach shower26 October 2020
Rickertt Road and Chelsea Road, RansomeBrisbane City CouncilOperational Works for signalised intersection upgrades.28 September 2020
Tallebudgera Drive, Palm BeachGold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work for tidal works. The proposed works includes underboring for Energex infrastructure at Tallebudgera Creek. This under bore is required in order to relocate existing 33kv underground assets to enable the M1 upgrades planned by Department of Transport and Main Roads.10 September 2020
Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach Gold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work in a coastal management district to construct a picnic shelter and barbeque facilities.30 July 2020
Doug Jennings Park, 499-507 Seaworld Drive, Main BeachGold Coast City CouncilOperational Work (work in the Coastal Management District)12 June 2020
59 Mercy Drive, North MackayMackay Regional CouncilOperational Work (work in the Coastal Management District)9 June 2020
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, 4217 Gold Coast City CouncilOperational Work in a coastal management district for the extension of a concrete pathway1 June 2020
Marine Parade, RedcliffeMoreton Bay Regional CouncilThe works will involve the modification of an existing set of wooden public beach stairs to include a public disability access ramp at Suttons Beach. The site is within the Coastal Management District however is above highest astronomical tide (HAT).27 May 2020
Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Road, BroadbeachGold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work in a coastal management district to construct an amenities building, ancillary pathway and relocation of the existing fence and gate.2 April 2020
273 Queens Road, Nudgee, 4014 Brisbane City CouncilOperational Work for interfering with quarry material on state coastal land above high water mark.25 March 2020
Kropp Park, Pacific Parade, CurrumbinGold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work in a coastal management district for a change room extension to the existing amenities building.13 March 2020
1 Bruce Highway from Betzels Lane and Don Street, BowenWhitsunday Regional CouncilOperational Work within the Coastal Management District - widening of the Bruce Highway between Betzels Land and Don Street intersections, Bowen and upgrades to the Don Street intersection.3 March 2020
Lot 1, SP 134184Gold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work in a coastal zone to construct a picnic table.18 February 2020
1 MacArthur Parade, Main BeachGold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work for work in a coastal management district for a Temporary Pipeline.14 February 2020
Farmer Family Park, CurrumbinGold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work for work in a coastal management district to upgrade the Oceanway and modifications to the Farmers Family Car Park.8 January 2020
279 Eastern Drive, GattonLockyer Valley Regional CouncilEstablishment of an electrical wholesale, warehouse and retail business within three existing business tenancies.20 December 2019
Narrowneck, Main BeachGold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work for work in a coastal management district to replace an end of life public amenity building (toilets)12 November 2019
2489 Shute Harbour Road, MandalayWhitsunday Regional CouncilDevelopment involves minor earthworks to establish footings for a 30 metre high monopole structure and equipment shelter, as well as associated underground infrastructure.6 November 2019
Ed Hardy Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh HeadsGold Coast City CouncilOperational Work for work in a coastal management district to construct a picnic hub.30 October 2019
Point Road, YarrabahYarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilOperational work – interfering with quarry material on state coastal land18 October 2019
Bruce Highway, ClairviewIsaac Regional CouncilRoad and stormwater works within the Bruce Highway road reserve, adjacent to Lot 3 on RP614388 and Lot 8 on RP617819.11 October 2019
St Vincents Court and Nicklin Way, MinyamaSunshine Coast Regional CouncilOperational works in a coastal management district involving a shared path under Nicklin Way along the Mooloolah River (Parrearra Channel)17 September 2019
Conway Road, Palm GroveWhitsunday Regional CouncilRoad and stormwater works within the Conway Road reserve, between Saltwater Creek Road to Saltwater Creek bridge3 September 2019
Justins Park, Burleigh HeadsGold Coast City CouncilDevelopment Permit for Operational Work for the construction of a driveway and footpath.27 August 2019
Shute Harbour Road, CannonvaleWhitsunday Regional CouncilDevelopment involves the duplication of Shute Harbour Road, between Paluma Road to Tropic Road, to provide two traffic lanes in both directions.8 July 2019
Bradman Avenue, MaroochydoreSunshine Coast Regional CouncilThe works will involve the installation of a raised deck and boardwalk adjacent to a planned shelter, over an area of existing park and fill.26 March 2019
David Low Way, Bli BliSunshine Coast Regional CouncilOperational work – tidal works or work in a coastal management district for a fish cleaning facility20 December 2018
Buhk Family Park, Alexandra HeadlandSunshine Coast Regional CouncilClearing of an existing picnic shelter, barbeque, footpath and a large area of grass and the construction of a picnic shelter, seating barbeque area, new footpath and landscaping.7 December 2018
Coopers Lookout Park, Pacific Boulevard, KawanaSunshine Coast Regional CouncilClearing of an existing picnic shelter, barbeque, footpath and a large area of grass and the construction of a picnic shelter, seating barbeque area, new footpath and landscaping.6 November 2018

Last updated: Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021