Victorian Government draft guidelines leave solar decision up to councils

THE responsibility of local government to assess planning permit applications for solar farms has been reinforced by draft guidelines released by the State Government yesterday. 

Clarity on solar farm plans

The draft Solar Energy Facilities - Design and Development Guidelines was released by Planning Minister Richard Wynne to inform councils, developers and communities on planning requirements for large solar farm facilities. 

It comes after the City of Greater Shepparton called on the government to weigh in on four applications for solar farms in Goulburn Valley earlier this year. 

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