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Under Consideration

Electricity generating works or solar energy systems


Infrastructure SEPP amendments

The NSW Government is making it easier to install solar energy battery systems in your home. We are seeking feedback from the community on the proposed changes.

Solar power is popular with households that want to store excess energy. Currently, residents must apply to their local council for approval.

The proposed changes will make household scale solar batteries systems exempt development. This means you will not need development consent.

Amendments are proposed to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 to provide:

  • a planning pathway for household scale solar battery systems
  • a stronger definition of ‘solar energy system’
  • amend time restrictions for wind monitoring towers associated with wind farms.

The Explanation of Intended Effect outlining the proposed changes was on exhibition from 16 August to 13 September, 2021.

Thank you to everyone who made a submission. All feedback will be considered and inform the final decision on changes to the Infrastructure SEPP.  

More information:

For more information on the proposed changes, please email the policy team at [email protected]

If you would like to speak with us in a language other than English, call 131 450. Ask for an interpreter in your language and then request to be connected to our Information Centre on 1300 305 695.

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NSW Planning Portal