On Wednesday, Kevin Mack will be starting work on his 10-point plan, whether he's elected or not.
Mr Mack will attend the Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation and wants councils to take decisive action to ensure their communities can take advantage of a boom in solar farms. Mr Mack is chairman of RAMJO.
In the MIA alone, there's a solar farm in Coleambally and one proposed for Darlington Point and another near Narrandera.
Mr Mack said there's around 30,000 hectares in Farrer which will soon be home to solar panels.
High voltage power lines which connect capital cities in the region was one of the drivers of the boom.
"The opportunity I see there as councils, what we should be saying is 'what are we getting in return for talking up valuable farmland to generate power for our largest cities while we're paying higher prices?'," Mr Mack said.
He said councils had the opportunity to ask for, and put in development control plans to provide power before metering to support the most vulnerable people in the community.
Those vulnerable people such as pensioners, elderly residents and nursing homes were often at risk from higher prices.
He said often the solar farms were large enough to be 'state significant'.
"The region is missing out because the state government is prioritising power in large cities," Mr Mack said.
"The priority is everyone but us, if energy was cheaper, it'd be fine."
Mr Mack said he had no issue with farmers making lease arrangements or selling land to solar farm developers, however he was concerned that communities were being left with "no sustainable benefit" once solar farm construction was complete.
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