Star of the South Offshore Wind Farm

VRFish has been contacted by the Star of the South project who are investigating the feasibility of Australia’s first proposed offshore wind project in Commonwealth waters, off the coast of Port Albert.

An exploration lease was granted by the Australian Government in March 2019 for Star of the South to investigate:

  • Measuring wind and wave conditions
  • Studies to understand more about the seabed
  • Marine mammal, bird and other environmental studies
  • Community and stakeholder consultation to understand local perspectives
  • Transmission, grid and engineering capacity studies
  • Economic studies, including identifying opportunities for local industry.

The project is now consulting with the community and industry, including recreational fishers. During September the project will be hosting information sessions around the Gippsland region. You can also share your feedback through a survey and register for their communications.

To learn more about the project visit their website and check out theirFrequently Asked Questions page.

While it’s still very early days in the project, VRFish will be seeking to work closely with the project proponent and Government to ensure we maintain access to our waters and our fishery.

Community Information Sessions

Morwell information session – 12 September 2019

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm 
Venue: Italian/Australian Club, Main Auditorium 499-501 Princes Drive, Morwell

Lakes Entrance information session – 13 September 2019

Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm 
Venue: The Central Hotel (Pub) 321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance

Yarram information session – 16 September 2019

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm 
Venue: Yarram Secondary College 86 James St, Yarram

Woodside information session – 17 September 2019

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm 
Venue: Woodside Community Hall Cnr Prince Street and Austins Road, Woodside

Leongatha information session – 21 September 2019

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm 
Venue: Leongatha Memorial Hall, Room 1 6-8 McCartin Street, Leongatha

Port Franklin information session – 21 September 2019

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm 
Venue: Port Franklin Community Hall Tramway Street, Port Franklin

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