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

Get to know the panel members by reading their biographies (DOC, 47.5 KB) (DOC, 51.0 KB).


Public hearing

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

The Hearing will commence on 14 May 2018.

The Hearing is open to all submitters and the public to attend.

Panel Report

The Panel will submit its report to the Minister for Planning 40 business days after the completion of the hearing.

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:

Emily To
Project Officer
Planning Panels Victoria
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5120
✉ Email: