Western Australia gas project to benefit thousands
Residential property dwellers in Western Australia's lower south-region will benefit from a multimillion-dollar project to construct a 350 km natural gas pipeline in the area.
Confirming the preferred corridor for the pipeline yesterday (October 29), state regional minister Brendon Grylls said more than 100,000 residents would benefit from the project, which is expected to cost upwards of $135 million.
He said: "The Bunbury to Albany gas pipeline will deliver secure, reliable and safe energy to support future economic and population growth in the south-west and great-southern regions.
"As well as making reticulated natural gas schemes possible for householders along the pipeline route, it will create new opportunities for existing industries and attract new investment."
For those contemplating a residential real estate purchase in the state's lower south-west, the project may be a drawcard for buyers, with the development expected to deliver more competitively priced gas in the region.
Mr Grylls said the pipeline, which may be expanded to other regional centres in the future, may attract investment in the area, with more business opportunities a by-product of the development.
"Access to internationally competitive gas prices will drive investment in value-adding and export production, including in viticulture, agriculture, mineral processing and timber industries," he added.