The Victorian Government has developed the Solar Energy Facilities - Design and Development Guideline to support the siting, design and assessment of large-scale solar energy facilities in Victoria.
The guideline will come into effect by a future amendment to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes and has no force or effect until this occurs.
The guideline provides information and direction about the policy, legislative and statutory planning requirements related to the siting and design of solar energy facilities across Victoria.
The guideline ensures new solar energy facilities are built in the right locations, meaning they are easily accessible to the electricity transmission network; they avoid or minimise impacts on their local environments; and that issues such as impacts on productive agricultural areas and irrigated areas or impacts on sensitive uses within their proximity are considered.
Amendments to the Victoria Planning Provisions
References within the guidelines to a range of clauses found in the Victoria Planning Provisions maybe subject to new or altered content by an upcoming amendment. Further information regarding this amendment will be made available in due course.
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Page last updated: 24/07/19