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Australia's Star of the South project

Australia's first offshore wind farm could be off the coast of South Gippsland in Victoria.

Australia's first offshore wind farm could be in Victoria. A proposal to build one moved a step forward in March with the federal government granting an exploration licence off the coast of South Gippsland.

The Star of the South project is:

* Australia's first proposed offshore wind farm

* If it proves feasible it would be built in the Bass Strait off the coast of South Gippsland

* Estimated to cost $8 billion

* The 2000MW project would include 250 turbines

* Estimated to produce one fifth of Victoria's electricity supply, powering 1.2 million homes

Reporter travelled to the UK and Europe courtesy of The Climate Council

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