Proposed Illawarra offshore renewables zone - Have your say

The Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Illawarra region in New South Wales has been identified by the Australian Government as an area potentially suitable for offshore renewables. 

The Department of Climate Change, Energy the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is now inviting feedback on the benefits and effects of future offshore renewable energy projects including offshore wind.

The proposed area extends from Wombarra in the north to Kiama in the south and is at least 10km from the coast. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the consultation process running until 16 October 2023.

To view the proposed area or to provide feedback visit:

DCCEEW are also holding a number of drop-in and Q&A sessions in the region from Monday 18 September to Thursday 21 September 2023.


Town Dates and opening times  Location

Monday 18 September 2023

4pm to 7pm

Bulli Senior Citizens Centre 

8 Hospital Road, Bulli

Port Kembla

Tuesday 19 September 2023

10am to 12pm

Port Kembla Senior Citizens Centre

cnr Allan St and Wentworth Lane, Port Kembla


Tuesday 19 September 2023

4pm to 7pm

Wollongong Art Gallery 

46 Burelli Street, Wollongong 


Wednesday 20 September 2023 

10am to 12pm

Shellharbour Surf Lifesaving Club 

115 Junction Road, Shellharbour


Wednesday 20 September 2023 

4pm to 7pm

Kiama Leagues Club 

110 Terralong Street, Kiama 


Thursday 21 September 2023 

10am to 12pm

Gerringong Town Hall 

106 Fern Street, Gerringong 

For more information and to have your say, please click here



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