The Minister for Planning appointed an Advisory Committee to review an Application for Review P1841/2017 called in from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for an application to amend Planning Permit Application Pln 16/132 for a Solar Wind Farm at Eldorado Road, North Wangaratta.

Terms of reference

The Minister for Planning signed a terms of reference (PDF, 906.6 KB) on 6 October 2017.

Committee members

The Minister has appointed an Advisory Committee:

  • Sarah Carlisle (Chair)
  • Geoffrey Carruthers

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (DOC, 47.5 KB).


Decision to Grant and Amended Permit issued

A Notice of Decision to Grant an Amended Permit issued on 20 July 2017 by the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Application for review called in by the Minister for Planning

An application to review Council’s decision lodged with VCAT on 10 August 2017.

On 21 September 2017 the matter was called in from VCAT by the Minister for Planning.

Public hearing

Hearings held in Rural City of Wangaratta Council Chambers in Wangaratta on 24 October 2017.

Advisory Committee report

In accordance with the terms of reference the Advisory Committee submitted its report (PDF, 1.7 MB) on 15 November 2017.


Once a final decision has been made, it will be made available on this page.

More information

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

  • For information about the Advisory Committee process, please contact:
    Greta Grivas
    Senior Project Officer
    Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
    ✉ Email:

Page last updated: 28/09/20