Energy policy framework exhibition now closes 29 January 2024
The energy policy framework includes guidelines that will provide
communities, councils and the energy industry with clearer guidance on
how the impacts of renewable energy projects and transmission
infrastructure will be assessed and managed.
The framework also includes measures to ensure regional communities
benefit from the transition to renewable energy, as well as tools for
landowners who are thinking about hosting development.
Update to map in draft Wind Energy Guideline
We have updated the 'Suitable areas for wind energy development' map in the draft Wind Energy Guideline to clarify that all of the mapped areas are suitable for wind energy development. The map shows varying levels of suitability within the most desirable areas of the state. This is based on technical, economic and environmental factors.
Wind Energy Guideline
Revised guidance for onshore wind energy projects including updated technical supplements for visual and noise impact assessment.
Guidance for large-scale transmission infrastructure for landscape and visual impacts and other assessment issues.
Solar Energy Guideline
Updates to the existing 2022 guideline to align with the benefit-sharing guideline and new work on decommissioning.
Guidance for benefit-sharing with communities and creating planning agreements for large-scale wind and solar energy development.
Private Agreement Guideline
Guidance and a template for landowners entering into host or impact agreements.
Read our guide to the energy policy framework (PDF, 3.3 MB) to find out more about each policy.