Star of the South is the first offshore wind farm under development
in Australia. It is located off the south coast of Gippsland,
Victoria and is named after a ship which brought immigrants from
England to the Gippsland region in the 1850s, bringing hope of a bright
new future for the many passengers who travelled on her. Like the
ship of the same name, the project will also seek to create a new era
of opportunity for the Gippsland and Latrobe Valley region and its
The project is in the feasibility phase and is being developed by the original Australian developers who founded the project in 2012 and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), one of the world’s leading offshore wind and infrastructure developers. CIP bring global experience in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms supported by an experienced delivery team headed by Copenhagen Offshore Partners. Together, the project team brings together detailed experience in developing large-scale offshore wind farms with an in-depth understanding of what is needed to develop projects in Australia.
There are a number of benefits that the project hopes to bring including introducing a large-scale generation source to diversify Australia’s energy mix, create significant opportunities in the Gippsland and Latrobe Valley region (and beyond) and help meet local and international environment and climate change targets.