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Star of the South - Australia’s first offshore wind project – welcomes the passing of new federal legislation to enable offshore electricity projects to be built and operated in Australia. The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 provides a critical legal framework and pathway for projects like the 2.2GW Star of the South to continue investing in project development.
Star of the South is Australia’s first offshore wind project, proposed to be located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria. The project is in the feasibility phase with environmental assessments underway to support planning and approvals. If Star of the South is approved and proceeds to construction, the project could start construction as early as 2025 with full power toward the end of the decade. The project is jointly owned by Australian Founders with investment and majority ownership from leading offshore wind developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.
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