Proposed area timeline

Time points
Area identification

Together with other government agencies, we conduct a preliminary assessment

Public consultation on proposed area

Public consultation is open for a minimum of 60 days. We advertise the proposal, so you know how to provide your feedback

Area declared if suitable

After considering all submissions, the Minister will make a decision on the final declared area

Feasibility Licencing

Proponents apply for feasibility licenses, which last for 7 years

Environmental and other approvals received

Opportunity for community feedback

Management plan development

Opportunity for feedback to manage co-existence

Commercial Licence application

Opportunity for feedback to manage co-existence

Construction, Operation and Decommissioning

Ongoing consultation to manage co-existence