The Star of the South is Australia’s first offshore wind project, proposed to be located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria.

The project would provide large-scale, renewable electricity generation to support Victoria’s energy transition, as well as local jobs and investment.

At 2.2 GW, it would be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, generating enough electricity to power up to 1.2 million homes and provide around 20 percent of Victoria’s electricity needs.

The project would involve:

  • Offshore wind turbine generators (number/size to be confirmed) installed on foundations
  • Offshore transmission: array cables and export cables and up to four substations
  • Onshore transmission: 60-80 km HVAC underground cables and up to four substations
  • Grid connection to an existing Latrobe Valley terminal station
  • Upgrades to and use of ports within close proximity to support construction and operation of the project.

The project is being progressed by a local Victorian-base­­­d team with investment from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) – a world leader in offshore wind development.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Vast Solar 1

Vast Solar is developing VS1, a 30 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant located in Port Augusta, South Australia.  The CSP plant gathers solar energy during the day, stores it as heat in the molten salt tanks, then when required, uses the stored heat to make steam to drive a turbine to generate electricity.

Forensic Mental Health Expansion Project

This project is led and administered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in collaboration with Forensicare, Victoria’s specialist provider of forensic mental health services. The Project seeks to provide an additional 82 forensic mental health beds on the Thomas Embling Hospital (TEH) site in Fairfield by 2024

Nolans Project

Arafura Resources Ltd is proposing to develop the Nolans Rare Earths project (the Project), which will encompass a mine, beneficiation plant, extraction plant, separation plant, sulphuric acid plant and related non-process infrastructure, to be constructed in the Northern Territory. The project site is located on Aileron Station, approximately 135 kilometres NW of Alice Springs.

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