The Victorian Government has developed the draft Solar Energy Facilities - Design and Development Guidelines to help outline the assessment and development process for large-scale solar energy facilities in Victoria. The document was informed by a review of guidelines and best practice standards applied interstate and internationally and includes an outline of requirements for planning and assessing new solar energy facility proposals.

The final Guidelines will be developed, through community and industry consultation, with the aim of providing clear and technically robust advice on establishing well located, best practice facilities.

Community consultation was undertaken on the Engage Victoria website. Comments closed on 1 March 2019.

Requests for further information can be emailed to

List of public submissions collected by DELWP for the revision of the draft Solar Energy Facilities Design and Development Guidelines (PDF, 831.5 KB).

Note some submissions are not included here for reasons of confidentiality.

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The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from the body of your submission and used to administer the public consultation process only.

Your personal contact information will not be circulated outside of DELWP. Your contact details will be used by DELWP to update you on the results of the consultation process. We might also need to seek clarification from you on your submission.

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Your Submission has been collected by DELWP for the purpose of informing revision of the draft Solar Energy Facilities Design and Development Guidelines. DELWP may do the following with the content of your submission.

  1. Publish a copy of your submission on the DELWP website or other Victorian Government website.
  2. Quote directly from your feedback in the DELWP response to feedback report.

All submissions are public documents. Please do not include personally identifying information or comments about other persons in the body of your submission.

If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the DELWP response to consultation, please email

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Page last updated: 21/05/19