Energy Forms provide specialist planning, environmental and engagement support for renewable energy, clean technology and sustainable projects across Australia. Energy Forms provide our services across the full life cycle or a project including origination, approvals, construction and commissioning. 

Energy Forms was founded in 2017 by Shane Melotte and Fi Cotter who each bring more than a decade of experience working in this sector.  Shane and Fi are committed to using their extensive experience and expertise to support the deployment of more renewables and sustainable development solutions sooner. 

We have strategic partnerships with a range of specialist consultants across Australia enabling  us to tailor a team for your project's specific needs and regulatory obligations of the respective project location. This structure enables Energy Forms to be highly responsive and efficient for our clients. 

Our approach is work with our clients in a highly collaborative manner forging long term partnerships that span multiple projects and jurisdictions. 

Contact Us

Level 8/91 Williams Street
Melbourne, 3000

P O Box 23040 Docklands, 8012


The Team

Where the Passion Begins

Fi Cotter - Director

Fi Cotter has over 20 years’ experience working as a planning practitioner and advisor to both the public and private sectors in statutory and strategic planning.   She now offers planning, environmental and community engagement expertise to clean and new technology projects from their inception to completion.  Fi specialises in delivering large-scale renewable energy projects, including solar and wind farms, as well as new technologies around Australia.  She has extensive experience in working with remote and regional communities, and being from country Victoria, understands farming and agriculture, and the issues that affect these areas.  

Fi and Shane met over ten years ago when she was running her own planning advisory firm which focused on projects in rural and regional communities.  Together, they have worked on over 20 solar farms and 10 wind farms across the country. Her work has exposed her to a range of large-scale renewable energy projects across Australia. She has obtained approvals for a number of renewable energy test including Bulgana Wind Farm, Nectar Farms Stawell facility, Bridgewater and Newbridge solar test facilities and was involved in the Amypyx power test facility outside of Winchelsea, Victoria.  

Shane Melotte - Director

Shane Melotte led the approval for the first large-scale solar farm in Australia over a decade ago. He has been committed to the sector since.  Shane has originated ~700MW of large-scale renewable energy projects across Australia (2MW - 300MW in scale) and supported ~2GW of projects throughout their lifecycle including, siting, land negotiations, approvals and environmental management plans and compliance during construction.

Shane has successfully supported and led bids under the Federal Large Scale Solar Program and Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) Auction. Shane also has worked extensively in the broader energy and sustainability sector including carbon and water management and sustainability metrics on large scale infrastructure projects (ISCA). Shane's mission is to enable the deployment of more renewables sooner. 

Narelle Bulleid - Senior Planner

Narelle Bulleid is a statutory and strategic planner with over 20 years' experience providing advice and services to local and State Government as well as the private sector.   She is experienced in preparing detailed analysis of policy and planning documentation with extensive knowledge in the planning permit process from inception to completion on renewable energy projects.  


Her strengths include detailed analysis, report writing and compliance with a focus on renewable energy project approvals at both State and local levels.  She specialises in formulating reports for complex projects  to satisfy planning and other regulatory requirements. She takes a pragmatic and solutions based approach to client services to ensure the best outcome for all projects.