Australia’s first offshore wind area now open for feasibility licence applications

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy has released an invitation to apply for feasibility licences in the Gippsland declared area.

Feasibility Licence applications will be accepted for proposed offshore renewable energy projects within the Gippsland declared area from 23 January to 27 April 2023.

Once the application period has closed, the Registrar will assess all applications against criteria set out in the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 and associated regulations and make recommendations to the Minister. Further information on the licence application process is available on the Offshore Infrastructure Registrars website

Caption: Simplified map of declared area, Minister for Climate Change and Energy

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