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Project Overview

The Star of the South is Australia’s first proposed offshore wind project located between 10 and 25 kilometres off the south coast of Gippsland.


About offshore wind

Explaining how offshore wind farms generate electricity by placing turbines in the sea, where strong, consistent winds power the turbines to generate electricity.


Investigating Australia’s first offshore wind project

The project has been in development since 2012 and a range of high-level investigations have already been completed. These investigations considered important environmental and technical aspects for the project.


Environment, planning and consultation process

Environmental assessment and approvals form an important part of any major project. A key factor in selecting the proposed site was to ensure it has minimal impact on sensitive environmental areas.