Jemena has announced plans to lay a new gas main and construct a new gas interconnection facility to ensure the reliability of supply to 90,000 homes and business in the Sydney CBD and inner-city suburbs.

While construction activities will only start in early to mid-2015, Jemena is making contact with residents in all streets that will be affected by the work during May.

“This is part of our standard approach to engaging with stakeholders – be they existing customers or residents whose homes will be passed by the new gas mains,” said Alf Rapisarda, Jemena’s Executive General Manager, Networks and Pipes.

“Jemena will start sending a notification to all affected residents about the project in early May. This notification will include a survey form that residents can fill in and return to Jemena. This survey form is designed to help Jemena better understand each resident’s situation before we start work on the project next year.

“Our aim with projects such as this one is to ensure reliability of gas supply to homes and businesses as well as to cater for future growth in demand for natural gas from industrial, commercial and residential customers,” said Mr Rapisarda.

This project is one of many projects that are part of Jemena’s $800 million investment over a five-year period to upgrade and extend the Jemena Gas Network which distributes natural gas to over 1.2 million customer sites throughout New South Wales.

Each year, Jemena lays approximately 200 km of new gas mains and each year some 30,000 new customer sites are added to the gas network in New South Wales.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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