Safety and protection zones
The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 (OEI Act) framework provides for safety and protection zones to be established in and around offshore renewable energy projects. Restrictions may be placed around specific infrastructure to manage safety and protect infrastructure from damage. The exact details and duration of these restricted areas will be determined on a project-by-project basis by the OIR.
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is currently developing regulations to provide further detail on safety and protection zone requirements.