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About the regulation

The ACT Government is developing a new regulation to prevent new gas network connections, and we want the community’s help to develop it.

It is part of the Pathway to Electrification: a plan to electrify our city and achieve zero emissions from fossil fuel gas by 2045.

The electrification of Canberra is a significant change for the ACT community. It is a change that will happen over time, but we need to start now in order to prevent new sources of fossil fuel gas use. Our transition starts well in advance of 2045.

What is proposed

The Issues Paper outlines a preferred position of an initial regulation prohibiting all new gas network connections in residential and commercial areas across the Territory. This approach would allow continued connections in industrial areas until a further regulation was made.

The preferred approach would use the Territory Plan zones to determine whether the regulation applies and would create a process for seeking an exemption from the regulation.

The ACT Government plans for a regulation to commence in November 2023 (or as soon as practicable thereafter), and is seeking feedback on how a regulation may be implemented, including transition arrangements and where exemptions might apply.

Consultation is now closed

You provided detailed feedback on the Issues Paper and proposed approach by completing an online survey, or uploading a submission during the consultation period.

We encourage you to review the key documents that were out for public consultation, including:

A Listening report and Community and Stakeholder Engagement report on what we heard during the consultation period are now available:

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.