Overview

The Star of the South Offshore Wind Farm project comprises an offshore wind farm, supporting electricity transmission assets required to transfer energy generated by the wind farm to the existing electricity transmission network, and modifications to ports and harbours required to support the construction and operation of the wind farm.

The key components of the project are:

  • Offshore wind assets consisting of up to 200 wind turbines mounted on towers founded in the seabed and a network of buried or mechanically protected subsea cables. These assets would be within Commonwealth jurisdiction as they are beyond 3 nautical miles from the coast of Victoria.
  • Offshore substation platforms installed on foundations and up to 13 buried or mechanically protected subsea cables. The substations would be within Commonwealth jurisdiction with the cables originating within Commonwealth jurisdiction and traversing into Victorian jurisdiction.
  • Onshore underground or combined underground/overhead powerlines and up to four substations connecting the windfarm to the National Electricity Market. These assets would be within Victorian jurisdiction.
  • Modifications to existing ports and harbour to support project construction and operations. These assets would be within Victorian jurisdiction.

How to participate

Have your say on the draft EES scoping requirements for the Star of the South Offshore Wind Farm Project by completing an online submission form, or filling out the Word document (available for download in the Document Library below) and uploading your submission.

Next steps

We will be reviewing all submissions received and updating the EES scoping requirements in response, where appropriate. Feedback will be provided to the Minister for Planning to consider as part of his approval of the final scoping requirements. The final version of the scoping requirements will be published online.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to inform the Minister for Planning's finalisation of the Scoping Requirements for the proposed Star of the South Offshore Wind Farm EES. The information you provide will be collated with information provided in all submissions and the collated information will be made available to the Technical Reference Group convened by DELWP for this EES and to the proponent.

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