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Australia’s first offshore wind zone: What it means for Gippsland

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.

Join Friends of the Earth and special guest speakers on Monday 3rd of October for an online forum discussing what the country’s first offshore wind zone means for Gippsland. You will hear from:

  • 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

During the forum, speakers will be talking about how offshore wind could deliver a new source of community income for the region, what needs to happen to protect the environment, and what the offshore wind means for workers in fossil fuel industries. Presentations will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

This event will be held online via Zoom, registration is essential.

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.

WHEN
October 03, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Online
Via Zoom
Melbourne, VIC
Australia
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CONTACT
Pat Simons · · 0415789961
145 RSVPS
Kevin Poyner Marc Snape Howard Tankey Robert De Roos Michael Mardel Sue Mills Dav8d Ball Tony Walker Trevor Chisholm Peter Lockyer Rex Little Libby Mitchell Tim Isaacson Geoffrey Murray Annie McLoughlin James Clough Anda Banikos Phil Hart Tiffany Harrison Philip Heath John Mann Amy Boersma Jwin Tan Bev Cowan Glenne Drover Sita Morton Ted Landy Sharon Reid Kieran Kennedy Josie Hess Kevin Hibberson Mandy Gunn Catherine McGlead Chelsea Taylor Stephanie Sabrinskas George Naumovski Jennie Mills David Williams Margie Barrett-Poole Eric Seegers Denise McKenna Alex Lieb Lincoln Kern Arlene Tagle Malcolm Robins Wendy Cox Luke Brown Anne Frances
Who's RSVPing
Kevin Poyner
Marc Snape
Howard Tankey
Robert De Roos
Michael Mardel
Sue Mills
Dav8d Ball
Tony Walker
Trevor Chisholm
Peter Lockyer
Rex Little
Libby Mitchell
Tim Isaacson
Geoffrey Murray
Annie McLoughlin
James Clough
Anda Banikos
Phil Hart
Tiffany Harrison
Philip Heath
John Mann
Amy Boersma
Jwin Tan
Bev Cowan
Glenne Drover
Sita Morton
Ted Landy
Sharon Reid
Kieran Kennedy
Josie Hess

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