Open for comment – Offshore renewables environmental approvals guidance

02 June, 2022

The Offshore Infrastructure Regulator in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment has developed guidance to assist stakeholders in understanding interactions between the licensing and environmental approvals processes of the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The guidance highlights for proponents and other interested parties, the key licensing and environmental approval steps as well as indicative timing to support efficient primary environmental approval processes for offshore renewable energy developments.

Interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the draft guidance. Please submit all comments to by no later than 29 June 2022.

To read the guidance or for more information, click here.


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