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Have your say on Bass Strait offshore wind zone

offshore wind zone

The federal government has opened consultation for an offshore wind zone in Bass Strait off Tasmania’s north coast.

The zone open for consultation will be critical to Tasmania’s target to get to 200 per cent renewables and help secure long-term energy security.

Submissions for the consultation can be made from now until 31 January 2024, with five community sessions set to be hosted throughout the period.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen said the consultation is a chance for communities to have their say in the process for developing an offshore wind industry in Tasmania.

“The Bass Strait is renowned for its offshore wind resource – and this potential zone could transform Tasmania into a new clean energy powerhouse, spurring investment in Tasmanian communities, providing energy security for decarbonising heavy industry and creating thousands of jobs,” Bowen said.

“This consultation period is vital for communities, industry and businesses to have their say on an offshore wind zone in Bass Strait from its earliest stages, and we encourage everyone to put a submission in or attend a community consultation.”

Information sessions will begin from 4 December 2023, which will also provide an opportunity for community members to provide feedback.

For more information on the Bass Strait offshore wind consultation, visit here.

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