Future Energy Planning Webinar
Under Victoria's planning system, local councils and the State Government develop planning schemes to control land use and development. Currently, electricity network planning and land-use planning currently occur in isolation, meaning long term, viable and sustainable options for integrating demand and supply side opportunities are missed. Whilst both land use planning schemes and the national energy market objectives intend to serve the long term interest of the community, they cannot do so whilst operating in isolation. Despite the implications land use planning has on local energy use and demand patterns, existing regulatory requirements do not require either sector to synchronise their respective planning processes.
Ironbark Sustainability, the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA) and the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) are currently working together to address these issues, in a project on Future Energy Planning. This project seeks to build better collaboration between electricity networks and local government planners in Victoria.
As part of this project, Ironbark held a webinar in March 2017 to discuss the current issues and potential solutions in planning for Victoria's future energy use. This webinar is now available below: