Wind farm assets held to be chattels, not fixtures

In a recent test case involving Ararat Wind Farm, the Supreme Court of Victoria held that above-ground wind farm assets were chattels and therefore excluded from the capital improved value of leviable land for the Victorian Fire Services Levy. Read more

DELWP lights the way with solar energy facility guidelines

The Victorian government has today released the new Solar Energy Facilities – Design and Development Guideline (Guidelines), reflecting the similar policy approach to wind energy facilities. A planning scheme amendment is now expected to occur imminently to introduce the Guidelines to the Victoria Planning Provisions which will require all applicants for a solar energy facility to, as relevant, consider and follow the Guidelines prior to, and when, making a planning permit application. Read more