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Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021

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2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021

 

 

(1)     Clause 17, page 21 (after line 18), after subclause (3), insert:

          (3A)  For the purposes of paragraph (3)(d), and without limiting the circumstances in which an area is not suitable for offshore renewable energy infrastructure, an area is not suitable for offshore renewable energy infrastructure if any part of the area is in any of the following marine parks:

                     (a)  the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park;

                     (b)  the Coral Sea Marine Park;

                     (c)  the Hunter Marine Park;

                     (d)  the Solitary Islands Marine Park;

                     (e)  the Murray Marine Park;

                      (f)  the Boags Marine Park;

                     (g)  the Franklin Marine Park;

                     (h)  the Zeehan Marine Park;

                      (i)  the Perth Canyon Marine Park;

                      (j)  the South West Corner Marine Park.

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(2)     Clause 17, page 21 (after line 18), after subclause (3), insert:

          (3B)  For the purposes of paragraph (3)(d), and without limiting the circumstances in which an area is not suitable for offshore renewable energy infrastructure, an area is not suitable for offshore renewable energy infrastructure if, were a wind turbine to be constructed or installed at any location in that area, the turbine or any part of it (for example, its blades) would be visible from any part of the following beaches:

                     (a)  the Gold Coast’s Main Beach, Coolangatta Beach or any beach in between them;

                     (b)  Newcastle’s Stockton Beach, Merewether Beach or any beach in between them, including Newcastle Beach and Nobby’s Beach;

                     (c)  Sydney’s Palm Beach, Stanwell Park Beach or any beach in between them, including Manly Beach, Bondi Beach, Bronte Beach, Coogee Beach, Maroubra Beach, Wanda Beach, Elouera Beach, North Cronulla Beach, Cronulla Beach and Garie Beach;

                     (d)  any other Australian beach that is patrolled by Surf Life Saving Australia or its affiliated surf life saving clubs.

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