Home and business owners at Wandong-Heathcote Junction, a township about 60km north of Melbourne, will soon be able to connect to gas for the time following the construction of a $6 million pipeline.
Hundreds of local homeowners and businesses are expected to connect natural gas directly to their properties over the next 20 years after the project expanded to include premises in the western part of the township, an area not included on the original planning.
Australian Gas Networks (AGN) drove the $5.8 million project to install around 17km of gas reticulation mains within Wandong-Heathcote Junction following a funding commitment of around $5 million by the Victorian Government.
AGN’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Staniford, said, “Australian Gas Networks is delighted to be at the forefront of such a vital, history-making infrastructure project that is delivering such a key energy source to the region of Wandong-Heathcote Junction.
“And now being able to expand the project to the western part of the town – on the western side of the railway – will create a further economic boost for the region.
“Our expanded supply infrastructure network is great news for even more local businesses and households in the area, including in the rapidly growing western part of Wandong-Heathcote Junction.”