Offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal

Published on 16 November 2023


The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water are seeking feedback on the suitability of an area within Bass Strait for offshore renewable energy development. The area extends from Bridport to Burnie and the distance from the shore ranges from a minimum of 20km away, to well over 50km in many places.

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy will consider all issues raised through public submissions. This survey is not a poll but a venue to raise region specific issues to help inform the Minister’s decision when declaring whether the area is suitable for offshore wind development.

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. No energy projects can commence until the Minister has declared an area.



Map of the proposed area

  • read the consultation documents

  • take our survey or make a submission now

Submit your feedback by 23:59 AEDT on Wednesday 31 January 2024.


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