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Renewable Energy Terminal EES Recommences

The Committee for Frankston & Mornington Peninsula welcomes the news that the Port of Hastings is recommencing the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process for the Victorian Renewable Energy Terminal (VRET).

More information and project updates will be provided by the Port of Hastings soon, and the Committee looks forward to engaging with key stakeholders on this significant regional project.

The recommencement of these proceedings was confirmed by the Minister for Ports and Freight, the Hon. Melissa Horne, and the Minister for Energy and Resources, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, in the Parliamentary Accounts and Estimates Committee meeting last week.

Earlier this month, the Victorian Budget included $17 million to continue planning and designing the Renewable Energy Terminal at the Port of Hastings.

The port of assembly is a crucial part of the overall offshore wind industry in Victoria. On 2 May, the Committee called for the EES process to recommence following the awarding of feasibility licenses by the Commonwealth Government off the coast of Gippsland.

The Committee welcomes this decision and looks forward to contributing to the EES process in due course.