Gas supply and infrastructure
Sufficiency of gas supply
In the event that a shortage of gas supply to an area occurs or is likely to occur, the Gas Supply Act 2003 gives the minister power to regulate the supply, distribution and sale of gas to customers. In such an event, a priority for the government would be to ensure an adequate supply of gas to essential services such as hospitals and aged persons homes.
Read the Gas Supply Act 2003 (PDF, 1MB).
For further information, contact the Department of Energy and Water Supply on 13 43 87.
Gas infrastructure work
The Gas Supply Act sets out the processes by which a distributor is able to install, operate and maintain natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas infrastructure on a publicly controlled place such as a road. Download the guidelines for gas infrastructure work in publicly controlled place (PDF, 44KB) to find out more about these processes, including the rights and obligations of the distributor and the public entity that controls the road or other public place.