Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said the long-awaited arrival of natural gas to the town would reduce the cost of gas for residents and businesses.
“Natural gas is around one third the price of bottled gas, and this means that households will now be able to save on their energy bills,”? Mr Ryan said.
“Towns like Warburton have been caught in a bind where they are told they do not have enough residents to justify an energy company building infrastructure to supply them, but are handicapped in attracting new residents because they do not have reticulated natural gas.”?
Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said Multinet expected to begin construction next year, with gas to start flowing in the second half of 2017.
Approximately 5.6 km of supply main and a minimum of 23.3 km or reticulation main will be laid as part of the development.