Natural gas information sessions
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Natural gas information sessions

Lakes Entrance and Orbost residents seeking more information on their town’s natural gas rollout have the opportunity to attend community forums this week.

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, who was part of the Liberal-National Coalition Government that provided funding for reticulation in the two towns, is urging locals to attend the forums, to be held in Lakes Entrance tomorrow night (Tuesday) and Orbost on Wednesday.

Mr Bull said the information sessions would be held at the Lakes View Golf Course and Orbost Golf Club respectively, between 6pm and 8pm, across the two nights.

“The delivery of natural gas to these towns is getting closer and given there has been some time now between the awarding of the contract in 2014 and more recent developments, such as securing local government approvals for the ‘daughter’ stations, many people have been seeking further information,” Mr Bull said.

“Representatives from Enwave Victorian Networks (formerly Brookfield) will attend the two forums to provide a project summary and offer an opportunity for questions and feedback,” Mr Bull said.

The former Liberal-National Coalition provided $55 million from the Regional Growth Fund for connection in a number of Victorian towns, including Lakes Entrance and Orbost, as part of the Energy for the Regions Program.

More information on natural gas, along with a rollout schedule, is available at

Monday, July 24, 2017