Overview

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 for councils and developers.

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. Please complete the survey below to contribute your views. Community consultation will close 1 March 2019.

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General Comments

Do the draft Guidelines provide relevant and helpful guidance for siting, design and development of solar energy facilities?

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Do the draft Guidelines include sufficient advice on approval requirements for solar energy facilities?

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Do the draft Guidelines include enough information on best practice solar energy facility siting, design and operational matters?

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Comments by theme

Please provide any comments on particular topics or issues covered in the Draft Solar Energy Facilities Design and Development Guidelines, as outlined below.

Please include any relevant evidence, references or examples of best practice.

Agriculture

Landscape scale impacts

Visual amenity

Off-site impacts

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