South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region is connected to natural gas for the first time, following the construction of Australian Gas Network’s $6 million gas pipeline.
One of the first customers to be connected is the McLaren Vale Bowling Club, located in the main street of the town.
Other businesses in the main street are also lining up to be connected as soon as possible, and are taking up a range of rebates and discounts available to make the transition.
Households in McLaren Vale are also coming on line as the pipeline is extended and connected to other pipeline sections currently being laid in and around the main street.
AGN company secretary and manager business services Geoff Barton said the new pipeline is great news for McLaren Vale businesses and households.
“For the first time, they can connect directly to natural gas that will be running straight past their properties, saving them the more costly and cumbersome task of having to use bottled LPG,” Mr Barton said.
“AGN has been delighted with the response it has been receiving from property owners keen to hook up to natural gas as soon as they can.
“We anticipate that interest will continue to increase as more of our pipeline comes on line and more people in the region become aware that they can now connect to natural gas.
“Importantly, the new pipeline to McLaren Vale will provide a major economic boost for the area as more and more businesses and homeowners access the many benefits of natural gas for the first time.”