Star of the South wind farm achieves major project status

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Australia’s first offshore wind project welcomes declaration of Bass Strait off the Gippsland coast as an offshore renewable energy zone.

Australia’s most advanced offshore wind project, Star of the South, welcomed the declaration of Bass Strait off the Gippsland coast as an offshore renewable energy zone.

Star of the South Chief Executive Officer Charles Rattray said the declaration puts Gippsland on course to become the home of Australia’s offshore wind industry.

“With strong winds, existing grid infrastructure and a skilled workforce, Gippsland is ideally positioned to capitalise on the jobs, and investment offshore wind will bring to the region,” says Star of the South Chief Executive Officer Charles Rattray. 

“This announcement means greater certainty for the industry, local supply chains, and communities as Australia looks to secure a clean energy future,” says Star of the South Chief Executive Officer Charles Rattray 

“Offshore wind will play a critical role in Australia’s energy system going forward – it is pleasing to receive clarity from government on the boundaries for offshore wind projects, allowing us to take the next steps and continue investing in the region,” says Star of the South Chief Executive Officer Charles Rattray.

The news comes as Star of the South is recognised as a project of national significance by the Australian Government, achieving Major Project Status. This decision acknowledges the project’s contribution to the Australian, Victorian and Gippsland economies and towards the nation’s net-zero plans.

Star of the South is one of around 25 projects across Australia with Major Project Status.

Mr Rattray said Major Project Status would help the project navigate government approvals processes spanning several departments and jurisdictions.

“Star of the South is investing in the local economy while supporting the transition of energy and jobs,” says Star of the South Chief Executive Officer Charles Rattray.

“As the most advanced offshore wind project in Australia, we’re helping pave the way for this new industry to grow, so this is good news for everyone involved,” says Star of the South Chief Executive Officer Charles Rattray.

“Major Project Status will boost coordination and efficiency in how we work with government so the best possible outcomes can be reached as soon as possible,” says Star of the South Chief Executive Officer Charles Rattray.

Source: © 2020 Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd

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