Council supports alternative energy sources to assist in reducing the carbon footprint.
Unless your property is in a State or Local Heritage Place, solar photovoltaic panels do not require development approval if:
the designed photovoltaic system does not exceed a total weight of 100kg
the designed photovoltaic system's weight exceeds 100kg:
is distributed so that it does not exceed 100kg at any one point of attachment to the roof
the panels do not overhang any part of the roof
the panels are fitted parallel to the roof with the underside surface of the panels being not more than 100mm above the surface of the roof; and
the panels are installed by an accredited installer
if property is in a local heritage place, solar panels must be installed in a position that cannot be seen from ground level in a public place.
Properties with a Land Management Agreement (LMA) or Encumbrance registered on the Certificate of Title of the property, may have some requirements relating to the location of solar panels.
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To discuss your specific circumstances, please contact our office ph (08) 8828 1200 option 3.