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QLD seeks feedback on Solar Farm Planning Guidelines

The Queensland Government is seeking feedback on Solar Farm Planning Guidelines developed to manage an anticipated expansion of the solar industry in the state.


The guidelines aim to manage the expansion of the solar industry in a way that ensures it balances the interests of all stakeholders. Download the guidelines.

Plans to develop guidelines for solar farms recognise that some of the best solar resources lie in the same regions as a diverse range of other industries, including farming.

The Queensland Solar Farm Planning Guidelines aim to 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 their assessment of solar projects under the Queensland Planning Framework, and educate local communities and project developers about good standards of development practice.

The Government is seeking feedback on the draft guidelines from stakeholders including landholders, community groups, project developers, and local councils.

You can have your say on the draft guidelines by:

  • providing feedback in a written submission
  • attending one of the community forums:

Those making submissions are asked to read the guideline below before providing your submission.

Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines

Written submissions

Written submissions can be emailed to or posted to:

Solar Farm Guidelines
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15456, City East, Qld 4002


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