At the request of Greater Shepparton City Council, the Minister for Planning has called in four solar farm permit applications and referred the submissions made in response to them to an independent Panel.

Panel members

The Minister for Planning appointed a Panel under sections 97E, 153 and 155 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, consisting of:

  • Con Tsotsoros (Chair)
  • Amanda Cornwall
  • Ken Joyner

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (DOC, 47.5 KB) (DOC, 51.0 KB).

Permit applications

  • 2017-274 Tallygaroopna Solar Farm (235 Victoria Road, Tallygaroopna)
  • 2017-344 Congupna Solar Farm (Lemnos North Road, Congupna)
  • 2017-301 Lemnos Solar Farm (1190 and 1120 Cosgrove Lemnos Road, 260 Tank Corner East Road, 875 Boundary Road and 85 Crooked Lane, Lemnos)
  • 2017-162 Tatura Solar Farm (610 Ferguson Road, Tatura East)

Greater Shepparton City Council was the Responsible Authority for the planning permit applications and the proponents are CleanGen (2017-162), X-Elio Australia Pty Ltd (2017-274 and 2017-344) and Neoen Australia Pty Ltd (2017-301.


Public hearing

A Directions Hearing was held on 10 April 2018 in Shepparton.

Panel Report

The Panel submitted its report on 23 July 2018.


This page will be updated once a decision has been made regarding the permit applications.

More information

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

Greta Grivas
Project Officer
Planning Panels Victoria
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
✉ Email:

Page last updated: 28/09/20