The Wagga Wagga gas network is a distribution pipeline located in southern NSW. The pipeline is owned by Australian Gas Networks (AGN – formerly known as Envestra) and is operated by the APA Group.
The network is approximately 690 km in length and delivers gas to around 23 800 customers. The network’s throughput is 7.33 PJ/year. The network covers Wagga Wagga and its surrounds.
The Wagga Wagga Distribution Network is currently a non-scheme pipeline, and is subject to the access regime for non-scheme pipelines under Chapter 6A of the NGL and Part 23 of the NGR. On 13 December 2017, the AER granted a 5 year category 3 exemption under Part 23 of the NGR for the Wagga Wagga Distribution.
The Wagga Wagga gas network was initially subject to regulation as a covered pipeline under the Gas Code by IPART. It was then subject to full regulation by the AER under the NGR.
In May 2013, Envestra made an application to the NCC for coverage to be revoked. In August 2013, the NCC published its final recommendation to the relevant Minister that coverage should remain in place. On 7 April 2014 the Minister decided to revoke the coverage of the Wagga Wagga gas network.
Envestra purchased the Wagga Wagga gas network from Country Energy Gas in October 2010.