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Have your say on the Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines

Queensland’s solar industry will undergo significant expansion over the next few years. While this is great news for Queensland, some of the best solar resources lie in the same regions as a diverse range of other industries.

The Queensland Government recognises that solar projects must be developed in harmony with these other land uses, and that the growth of projects happens in a way that balances the interests of all stakeholders and is supported by the community.

The Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines will inform local councils, project proponents, and members of the community about consistent and sustainable planning practices, and proactive community engagement.

The guidelines are intended to support local councils in planning for and assessing solar projects under the Queensland Planning Framework, and educate local communities and project developers about good standards of development practice.

We are seeking feedback on both draft guidelines. This includes feedback from landholders, community groups, project developers, and local councils.

Have your say on the draft "Queensland solar farm guidelines: Practical guidance for communities, landowners and project proponents"- by:

  • Providing feedback in a written submission
  • Attending one of the community forums

Please read the draft guideline below before providing your submission:-

Local Governments can have their say on the draft “Queensland solar farm guidelines: Guidance for local governments” by:

  • Providing feedback in a written submission
  • Filling out this survey 
  • Attending one of the local government workshops:
    • Bundaberg - 18 April 2018
    • Dalby - 19 April 2018
    • Emerald - 26 April 2018
    • Mackay - 2 May 2018
    • Townsville - 3 May 2018
  • The times and venues of the workshops for local governments are to be confirmed – for further information please contact your nearest DSDMIP regional office

Please read the draft guidelines before providing your submission:

Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines: Guidance for local governments

Written submissions

Written submissions on the Queensland solar farm guidelines: Practical guidance for communities, landowners and project proponents can be emailed to largescalesolar@dnrme.qld.gov.au or posted to:

Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines - Practical guidance for communities, landowners and project proponents
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15456, City East, Qld 4002

Written submissions on the Queensland solar farm guidelines: Guidance for local governments can be emailed to either Vanessa Neilsen or Emily Reading

Comment now

Open

Submit your response now. Closes 11 May 2018, 11.59pm.

Contact details

  • 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Last updated
 29 March 2018

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