Under Consideration

Department of Planning & Environment

Draft Large-Scale Solar Energy Guideline

The NSW Government wants to ensure that clear guidance is provided to promote sustainable development outcomes and to encourage the smooth integration of the solar industry into NSW regions.

The aim of the Large-Scale Solar Energy Guideline is to provide the community, industry, and regulators with guidance on the planning framework for the assessment and approval of large-scale solar energy development proposals under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).
The guideline outlines the key assessment issues for State significant solar energy projects, such as issues around land use conflict, biodiversity and visual impacts. It also seeks to encourage genuine and early consultation with the community and stakeholders, consistent with best practice engagement principles.

The Department of Planning and Environment is seeking your feedback on the draft Large-Scale Solar Energy Guideline.
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Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 24/11/2017
Exhibition Concludes 16/02/2018
Type Policies