Wind energy – Australia
Star of the South – Australia’s first offshore wind project – welcomes the passing of new federal legislation to enable offshore electricity projects to be built and operated in Australia.
The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 provides a critical legal framework and pathway for projects like the 2.2GW Star of the South to continue investing in project development.
The project acknowledges the work and leadership of the Australian Government in progressing these important reforms and welcomes the strong cooperation and support across all parties in successfully passing the legislation.
A clear regulatory framework sends a positive signal to the global offshore wind market to attract continued and new investment in this future industry, which is set to create thousands of jobs and boost regional economies.
Star of the South is the most progressed offshore wind project in Australia, located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria.