Overview

Background

On 19 May 2019, the Minister for Planning agreed to a request from the Mount Alexander Shire Council to decide the planning permit application for the Baringhup Solar Farm (297/2018) under section 97C of the Planning and Environment 1987.

In accordance with section 97E(1)(a) and 97E(1)(b) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister referred all submissions made in response to the permit application to an independent panel.

More information

If you have any questions or need further information, get in touch via the contact details below.

For information about the Panel process, please contact:

Panel Coordinator, Planning Panels Victoria
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5115
✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

Panel or Committee

Panel Members

  • Trevor McCullough (Chair)
  • Dr Ken Joyner

Learn more about the Members by reading their biographies (PDF, 104.8 KB).

Progress

Call in by Minister for Planning

Matter called in by Minister for Planning on 19 May 2019 at the request of Mount Alexander Shire Council.

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing was held in Castlemaine on 13 June 2019

Public Hearing

The Public Hearing is scheduled to take place over 3 days.

Days 1 and 2 will be held on Monday 15 July 2019 and Tuesday 16 July 2019 at the Bill Woodfull Hall in Maldon.

Day 3 will be held on 23 July 2019 at Baringhup Hall in Baringhup.

Report

The Panel submitted its report on 5 September 2019.

Baringhup Solar Farm Permit Call in Panel Report
(PDF, 7.3 MB)

Permit

The Minister for Planning issued the planning permit on 22 December 2019.

Baringhup Solar Farm Permit Call in Planning Permit (PDF, 5.1 MB)

Have your say

Find out how to get involved and have your say on on this proposal.

Status: Closed

Baringhup Solar Farm Permit Call In

A Panel has been appointed to consider the permit application for the Baringhup Solar Farm

Public Hearing

Submissions opens on

12.00am - Monday 15 July 2019

Submissions close on

12.00am - Sunday 23 June 2019

The Public Hearing was scheduled to take place over 3 days.

Days 1 and 2 was held on Monday 15 July 2019 and Tuesday 16 July 2019 at the Bill Woodfull Hall in Maldon.

Day 3 was held on 23 July 2019 at Baringhup Hall in Baringhup.

Documents

Documents

Member Biographies (PDF, 104.8 KB)

Baringhup Solar Farm Permit Call in Panel Report (PDF, 7.3 MB)

Baringhup Solar Farm Permit Call in Planning Permit (PDF, 5.1 MB)