Energy Senior Officials release gas pipeline draft legal package for consultation

Publication date: Thursday, 02nd September 2021.

Energy Senior Officials have commenced public consultation on a draft legal package to give effect to the Decision RIS on options to improve gas pipeline regulation. The Decision RIS can be found at the following Energy Ministers webpage.

The consultation package comprises:

  • draft amendments to the National Gas Law, Regulations, and National Gas Rules;
  • a consultation paper to explain the changes and guide stakeholder feedback; and
  • a submission response template to assist stakeholders in preparing their feedback.

Stakeholders are encouraged to use the submission response template to help ensure feedback is clearly recorded against relevant measures and draft amendments.

Submissions should be sent via email to and include ‘Gas pipeline regulation reforms’ in the subject line.

Submissions will be published on the Energy Ministers’ website, as will the names of stakeholders who made submissions. If you would prefer your submission to remain confidential, please advise in the covering email that the submission is to be treated as confidential.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm (AEDT) on Thursday 14 October 2021.

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