A leader in advancing our transition to new energy

Our Story

Welcome to Gippsland New Energy, a web portal dedicated to promoting renewable energy infrastructure developments, community engagement processes, employment opportunities and skills training available in Gippsland, Victoria.

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and easily accessible web portal for the Gippsland community, businesses, state and local government, and proponents to access information and perspectives on renewable energy in the region.

Our goal is to reduce confusion and uncertainty by providing visibility and clarity around proposed and approved developments, promoting cultural and environmental values and opportunities to participate. 

Join us in this exciting journey towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for Gippsland.

Who's involved?

Gippsland has the potential to become a leader in renewable energy development and we can achieve this vision together.

The web portal helps capture the opportunities that come with our transition to renewable energy, while sharing our unique Gippsland story.

Gippsland New Energy is auspiced by the Gippsland Climate Change Network and is supported by the Victorian Government (VicGrid and Offshore Wind Energy Victoria), Latrobe Valley Authority, Latrobe City Council, Wellington Shire Council and Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.

The Gippsland New Energy portal has been shaped by independent research, public surveys, and focus group interviews. It aims to gather information that meets our common needs as a regional community undergoing energy transition.

Gippsland’s history of energy generation

Gippsland has a long and proud history as Victoria’s key energy producer. This role can continue as Australia moves to reduce carbon emissions and to respond to the challenges of climate change. 

Decarbonisation brings opportunities for new industries to emerge. Our people and our businesses have strong skills in offshore work, energy production and transmission.  Workers and businesses who are interested have a unique opportunity to transition to renewable energy project development and operation.  

What does it mean to be in an energy ‘transition’?

Transition is a process of change. In Gippsland this will involve shifting from traditional industries to new, emerging industries; adopting sustainable practices; and adapting to new technologies and global trends. Moving from energy generation using fossil fuels to using renewable technologies is only a part of Gippsland’s transition. 

It is vital that this change occurs in a fair and equitable way that prioritises the wellbeing of all members of the community. Regional transition requires collaboration between government, industry and community groups. We need to work together to identify opportunities and develop strategies to achieve a prosperous future. We want to create an economy that supports long-term benefits for everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances. 

To find out more about Gippsland’s Transition, read the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland Transition Plan 

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