A new renewable energy toolkit is available for Queensland landholders.
Maranoa Regional Council, in an effort to assist farmers who are considering utilising part of their farm in the renewable energy space, have sourced the following toolkit from the Queensland Farmers' Federation which we trust will help guide you in making sure you have the correct information to proceed with this important opportunity.
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has released the Queensland Renewable Energy Landholder Toolkit, a free resource for Queensland landholders considering hosting a renewable energy project on their property.
Queensland’s renewable energy sector is poised for rapid growth through programs such as the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.This Toolkit provides a timely opportunity for landholders to reflect on the various potential benefits and risks associated with on-farm renewable developments.
The Toolkit contains:
Detailed checklists to use throughout the developer negotiation process.
Practical guidance for each stage of a renewable energy project development.
Insights from legal and financial professionals, government bodies and landholders who have undertaken these processes themselves.
Information on benefit sharing, community engagement and social license considerations.
With Queensland containing significant prime farm land it is essential that any potential impacts on the productivity of the agricultural sector are carefully considered throughout the rollout of renewable energy projects. This resource offers the sector a tool to help negotiate for mutually beneficial landsharing agreements, and allows landholders to make confident, informed decisions regarding their land usage.
The Toolkit was developed in partnership with the Queensland Government.