Gas works set

Con­struc­tion to start in town


NAT­U­RAL gas is one step closer for Heath­cote.

Con­struc­tion of the gas re­ceiv­ing sta­tion has be­gun with net­work con­struc­tion due to start next week.

Project di­rec­tor Todd Hen­der­son said the dis­trib­u­tor, En­wave Vic­to­rian Net­works, will start the con­struc­tion of the gas net­work within the streets of Heath­cote from late Fe­bru­ary.

‘‘Crews will be vis­i­ble in town,’’ he said.

‘‘Res­i­dents will be no­ti­fied a week prior, via a let­ter drop, as to when crews will com­mence in their street.

‘‘This is an ex­cit­ing and im­por­tant step in bring­ing the ben­e­fits of nat­u­ral gas to the com­mu­nity of Heath­cote.’’

Con­struc­tion of the re­ceiv­ing sta­tion at the end of De­pot Rd is pro­gress­ing with civil works un­der way.

This sta­tion is where nat­u­ral gas will be stored safely in com­pressed form be­fore it is au­to­mat­i­cally de­com­pressed and sup­plied into a con­ven­tional gas dis­tri­bu­tion net­work for sup­ply to cus­tomers.

‘‘En­wave is com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing nat­u­ral gas to Heath­cote as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble and is an­tic­i­pat­ing cus­tomers will be able to con­nect in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2017,’’ Mr Hen­der­son said.

A town com­mu­nity fo­rum will take place closer to that time en­abling En­wave and Tas Gas Re­tail to in­form res­i­dents of the sta­tus of the project and how they can ap­ply for con­nec­tion to the net­work.

Res­i­dents should await no­ti­fi­ca­tion from Tas Gas Re­tail prior to com­mit­ting to ap­pli­ance pur­chases or con­ver­sion work.

Res­i­dents and busi­nesses want­ing more in­for­ma­tion or to ex­press their in­ter­est for a nat­u­ral gas con­nec­tion can con­tact Tas Gas Re­tail on 1800 760 771.

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