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Solar Panel Purchase Program

Posted in Policies by Devin Maeztri on April 7th, 2009

To ensure a clear, consistent and appropriate response to growing community expectations, the City of Port Phillip has produced the following guide: SOLAR PANELS | A General Guide and Planning Checklist for Residents and Industry

Produced in collaboration with stakeholders, this document presents the key considerations that the City of Port Phillip considers to be important regarding photovoltaic and solar hot water systems within the municipality, and provides a checklist for those who are required to obtain a planning permit under the Port Phillip Planning Scheme. Where a permit is required, as with other sustainable design initiatives (i.e. rainwater tanks), Council now waives the application fee associated with obtaining a planning permit, with these typically processed through our Fast Track service and completed in less than 3 weeks.

For more information contact our Planning Department on 9209 6424. This information will also soon be included on Port Phillip Online under Sustainable Urban Design.

In collaboration with a number of municipalities, over the next few months the City of Port Phillip is facilitating a solar photovoltaic (PV) panel bulk purchase program to assist residents in reducing household greenhouse gas emissions. For more information please contact our Sustainable Environment Team on 9209 6777 or visit: Solar Panel Purchase Program

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