Landholder Toolkit/Guide

Queensland Farmers Federation in partnership with the Department of Energy and Public Works, is preparing a landholder toolkit and guide to upskill and assist landholders as they respond to and negotiate with energy industry representatives about accessing land for renewable energy projects.


Renewable energy projects may include:

  • Utility-scale solar farms
  • Wind farms
  • Hydro and pumped hydro facilities
  • Bioenergy or waste to energy plants
  • Battery storage facilities

The toolkit/guide will assist Queensland landholders to understand

  • what makes the site attractive to renewable energy proponents,
  • the relevant legislation,
  • the different stages of project development and,
  • any specific issues they may need to consider at each phase

The toolkit will include a checklist with the relevant information for the landholder to consider, a guideline with suggested actions to take into consideration when dealing with project proponents and materials such as case studies, workshops/webinars and/or web publications that will assist in disseminating the project outcomes.


Project timeline


Expressions of interest are being sought from host landholders and renewable energy proponents to participate in the QLD Renewable Energy Landholder toolkit project. If you are interested, find the Participant Information Form below.

QFF Renewable Energy Landholder Toolkit - Webinar Session 1: Solar host landholder

QFF CEO Jo Sheppard and the QFF energy project team hosted a webinar with special guest James Walker, who hosts the Longreach Solar Farm on his property Camden Park Station.

James talks about why he decided to diversify into renewable energy and how he worked with the developer as they delivered the project. He discussed the key phases of negotiations and what to expect from the planning and development process.

Check out the recording below.

How will we treat your responses and information? 

We will keep your contact details confidential so we can contact you about the project. 

We will use your feedback to help develop the landholder toolkit. We will keep your feedback confidential, but we may quote your responses. If we do, we will not attribute them to you unless we have your permission to do so. For example, we might say “A landholder said ….”

We will invite you to any other consultations about the project including webinars. Once the project is completed, we will delete your contact information unless you want to continue receiving the Energy Savers News.