Victoria's Gippsland region has been announced as the country's first Offshore Wind Zone, marking the beginning of a whole new industry. Kickstarting offshore wind in Gippsland will bring thousands of new jobs to the region, generate local investment, a new source of renewable energy and deliver deep emissions cuts.
Long home to the state's coal fired power stations and the offshore oil and gas sector, Gippsland is a region in transition. Offshore wind presents a new opportunity to action on climate and deliver real benefits to communities and workers.
Offshore wind presents a new opportunity to action on climate and deliver real benefits to communities and workers. On Monday 3rd October 2022, Friends of the Earth hosted an online forum discussing what the country’s first offshore wind zone means for Gippsland. Watch the online forum below, subtitles are included:
The forum featured special guest speakers:
- Wendy Farmer, President of Voices of the Valley and Yes2Renewables Gippsland organiser
- Emma Cain, Policy Analyst at the Maritime Union of Australia
- Aarin Moon, National Organiser at the Maritime Union of Australia
- Shannon Hurley, Nature Conservation Campaigner at Victorian National Parks Association
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Victoria. We pay respect to Elders past and present, and all First Nations and Indigenous communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded.