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Community & Environment

Delivering for people and planet.

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We are committed to working with Traditional Owners, stakeholders, landowners and the community to ensure Great Eastern Offshore Wind delivers the best outcomes for communities and the environment.

Corio supports the Gippsland New Energy Portal, which brings together easy to understand information about types of renewable energy technologies. Find out more about renewable energy projects in Gippsland, including offshore wind at gippslandnewenergy.com.au

A Careful & Considered Approach

The project will go through a thorough environmental assessment and approvals process before the offshore wind development can be constructed.

With infrastructure located in Commonwealth and Victorian jurisdictions, the project will be referred to both Commonwealth and State environmental authorities for assessment and approval. It is likely an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required under the Commonwealth EPBC Act and an Environment Effects Statement (EES) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 (Vic). Documents prepared under those processes will be considered by Government as part of the project’s detailed approval and environment impact assessment process.

It will take us approximately four years to collect the information required for the approval process, which includes consultation and engagement with key stakeholders and community.

This consultation process will allow us to:

  • Fully scope the environmental assessment methodology
  • Collect relevant data to understand existing conditions
  • Assess the potential effects of the development and identify appropriate measures to reduce impacts.

Engaging with the community

The Great Eastern Offshore Wind project team will work with key stakeholders, traditional owners, landowners and the community during the development of the project to ensure the project delivers the best outcomes for the community and environment.

All views are important to us, and we will provide multiple opportunities and channels for you to provide feedback on the project to understand what is important to you.

We are currently in the early stages of the project and will keep you updated with opportunities to provide feedback on the project as planning progresses.

 

Upcoming Community Engagement Events: 

Gippsland Centre Sale, Wednesday 24 July 2024, 10am – 2pm

Seaspray Reserve Hall, Wednesday 24 July 2024, 4pm – 6pm

Yarram, Thursday 15 August 2024, 10am – 2pm (venue to be confirmed)

 

Upcoming Online Information Sessions:

Online webinar, Wednesday 21 August  2024, 6-7pm (details to follow)

 

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