Ban on gas connections
Starting from January 1, 2024, Victoria will enforce a ban on gas connections to new homes.
The Victorian Government’s recent announcement states that commencing next year, new homes that require a planning permit will no longer be allowed to connect to natural gas supplies.
The ban encompasses various property types, including new public and social housing, mixed-use apartment buildings, and knockdown-rebuild projects. This rule will be applicable across both infill and greenfield sites, with some exceptions.
At Lansell Homes, we are leading the field by designing our next three estates (Golden Heights, Acacia Gardens, Highgrove Gardens) to exclusively feature all electric appliances by design. These estates are the first of their kind in Bendigo. Swapping out the gas-boosted solar hot water systems over to electric heat pumps, and installing all electric ovens and induction cook-tops.
We have designed our new estates and homes to take advantage of the benefits of all-electric homes, maximizing your investment and reducing your ongoing utility costs. We’ve removed the expensive to-run gas appliances and ensured you have the ability to keep your utility costs under control.
As Bendigo’s first accredited Master Green Living builder, Chris Smith, Lansell Homes Director stated in a recent interview that “We’re excited to bring these exclusive developments to Bendigo. Building efficient and cost-effective homes is core to the Lansell Homes ethos”.
When asked to expand on this he confirmed that “By only have electric appliances available, we reduce the cost of the homes, which helps affordability. Additionally, by removing gas we reduce our clients ongoing living costs as their utility bills are lower, and finally our clients can maximise their power only home by installing solar. And the icing on the cake, is that it’s better for the environment with overall reduced emissions and greenhouse gas.”