Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines
Solar projects should:
- be developed in harmony with other land uses
- take into account the interests of all stakeholders
- be supported by the community.
We have developed the following Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines to ensure that the expansion of large-scale solar projects in Queensland are supported by the community, balance stakeholder considerations and maintain a strong social license to operate.
The Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines: Guidance for local governments (PDF, 524KB) supports local councils to assess large-scale projects under the Queensland Planning Framework. It provides advice on how to integrate solar farms into local planning schemes and what to consider when assessing development applications.
The Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines: Practical guidance for communities, landowners and project proponents (PDF, 5.8MB) educates local communities and project developers about best practice at each stage of the project development cycle. It provides guidance about development assessment and approvals, as well as the community engagement process.
We developed the guidelines in consultation with industry and regional communities across Queensland. The Consultation Report: Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines (PDF, 200.5KB) provides an overview of the feedback we received through the consultation process.
Last updated 23 October 2019