The invitation period for feasibility licence applications in the Gippsland declared area is now open until 27 April 2023.
On 19 December 2022, the Minister for Climate Change and Energy declared the offshore Gippsland area as suitable for offshore renewable energy infrastructure.
Now that the area has been declared, the Minister released an invitation to apply for feasibility licences in the Gippsland declared area. Feasibility Licence applications will be accepted for proposed projects within the Gippsland declared area from 23 January 2023 to 27 April 2023.
Further information on the licence application process is available from the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar.
Once the application period has closed, the Registrar will assess all applications against criteria set out in the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Regulations 2022, and make recommendations to the Minister.