Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen announced plans in early August 2022 to develop six offshore wind turbine projects at locations including off the coast of Victoria's Gippsland region in Bass Strait, NSW's Hunter and Illawarra regions and near Perth and Bunbury in WA.
Floating turbines that are used to help offshore wind generation.
The estimated height of these turbines would be twice as high as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. These structures off the Newcastle coast would be like having massive North Sea oil rigs there.
Large offshore wind turbines proposed for the Hunter and Illawarra regions could well be visible from the shore on clear days.