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Terminal outcome crucial for Offshore Wind industry

This week the Commonwealth Government awarded feasibility licences to a number of proponents which will fast-track the development of the Offshore Wind industry off the Gippsland coast.

The Committee for Frankston & Mornington Peninsula (CFMP) welcomes the Commonwealth's awarding of feasibility licenses to the successful proponents. This development means the future of the Victorian Renewable Energy Terminal (VRET) proposed for the Port of Hastings is now crucial to the advancement of Victoria's Offshore wind industry.

CEO of CFMP, Josh Sinclair, said Hastings was perfectly poised for the terminal and that the community now wants certainty.

"Both levels of governments view offshore wind as crucial to the state and nations' energy supply, so confirmation around the role of the Port of Hastings is vital to ensure the industry and our local community have clarity over Western Port's role", he said.

"Hastings is strategically located close to Gippsland and provides access to a qualified and skilled workforce. The VRET has the capability of reinvigorating Hastings economic potential and help play a key role in Australia's transition to a clean energy future."

"We want to see both levels of government work collaboratively on this project and back Hastings as the site for a 'green terminal'."