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Energy for the Regions Program

In partnership with Regional Development Victoria (RDV), we committed to extending our natural gas networks to four key regional communities - Huntly, Avoca, Bannockburn and Winchelsea.

Network construction in all of these towns has now been completed.

Project overview

Our agreement with RDV forms part of the wider initiative, known as the Energy for the Regions program. Under this program, the Victorian Government will invest $100 million in regional development programs including exploring the viability of connecting natural gas to regional areas via existing underground networks, and in other non-traditional ways. 

If you have any questions about natural gas and the Energy for the Regions Programs please visit the relevant section on our FAQs page

Regions Completed

An overview of the project milestones is provided below.




Construction: completed June 2014
See: proposed gas network extension map – Huntly



Construction: completed March 2017 
See: proposed gas network extension map – Avoca



Construction: completed June 2018
See: proposed gas network extension map – Bannockburn



Construction: completed November 2016            
See: proposed gas network extension map – Winchelsea


Previous works

Under the Victorian Government’s previous extension project, we connected 15,000 properties to our natural gas network. Regional areas covered by this project included:

  • Barwon Heads
  • Camperdown
  • Creswick
  • Gisborne
  • Lancefield
  • Macedon
  • Maiden Gully
  • New Gisborne
  • Port Fairy
  • Riddells Creek
  • Romsey
  • Woodend.