Area proposed for offshore renewables within Bass Strait

The Department of Climate Change, Energy the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is inviting feedback on the suitability of another area deemed potentially suitable for offshore renewable energy development.

Today’s announcement relates to area in the Bass Strait, off Northern Tasmania, specifically the region extending from off Wynyard in the west to Bridport in the east, at a minimum distance of 20km from the shore.

This consultation process, which runs until 31 January 2024, represents the first opportunity for the community and interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposal.

This proposal is a first step to seek public feedback before the area is declared. If the area is declared, there will be further opportunities for feedback when proponents begin studying the area and developing plans for offshore infrastructure.

A number of community consultation sessions have been arranged in the region. You can register to attend here.

For more information about the consultation process being led by DCCEEW click here. A statement from Minister Chris Bowen is available here.



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