The framework enables the construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of offshore electricity infrastructure.
The Offshore Infrastructure Registrar is responsible for administrative duties such as processing and assessing applications for licences, providing advice to the Minister as the decision-maker on licence applications, maintaining the Register of Offshore Infrastructure Licences, and ongoing licence compliance.
Assigned staff within NOPTA will assist the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar to undertake these activities. This is a separate function, including separate cost recovery, to NOPTA's functions under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Framework: Regulatory Process Map
25 March 2022
For more information on this framework, refer to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.
in offshore areas, and sets out a basic framework of rights, duties, obligations, entitlements and responsibilities of governments and industry.
Further information on the OPGGSA, related Acts, Regulations and guidelines can be found on the Department of Industry, Science and Resources: Regulations and standards website.