New Victorian homes not required to have gas

New Victorian homes not required to have gas

New homes built in Victoria will no longer have to be connected to gas, as the state government plans to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and drive down the cost of living.

Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced the state government’s first “gas substitution road map” on Saturday, which removes the requirement for all new builds to be connected to the gas network.

She said gas was no longer as cheap as it once was, and with Victorians now at the mercy of gas companies’ high prices it was “time to put gas on the back-burner”.

“We’re already seeing developers who’ve contributed to our consultation on the road map say, ‘Yes, we want to be able to offer all-electric homes’,” she said.

All incentives for residential gas products will be phased out during 2023. New incentives for residents to move away from gas are now being developed as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.

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