Draft Planning Agreement Policy - Solar Energy Farms

Dubbo Regional Council has developed a draft Policy for Planning Agreements associated with Solar Energy Farm developments on land within the former Wellington Local Government Area.

The role of the Policy is to provide a clear framework for Council to negotiate Planning Agreements with proponents of Solar Energy Farms in the former Wellington Local Government Area. To provide a structure for Planning Agreements and to seek a contribution from development proponents equal to $3,500 per Mega Watt generated from the development, towards community impacts associated with the Solar Energy Farm.


Draft Planning Agreement Policy For Solar Energy Farms (PDF 246.2KB)

Council Report (PDF 778.6KB)

Council Meeting Minutes (PDF 640.6KB)


The draft Planning Agreement Policy – Solar Energy Farms will be on public exhibition until Friday 3 May 2019.

Written or electronic submissions are invited during the public exhibition period.

Please note that, in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 1998, written submissions received by Council containing personal information may be made public when the matter goes before Council for consideration, as it may be included in Council’s Business Papers. Persons have the right to remain anonymous if they so choose by refraining from submitting their personal information, however, the submission may be given less weight in the overall assessment and consideration of the draft Policy.

For more information please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Services Branch on (02) 6801 4000.

Last Edited: 11 Apr 2019

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