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The One Step Off The Grid website claims that home owners in Victoria are required to connect to the gas network. It does not give an easy way to verify this claim.

Did you know Victoria’s building code forces people to connect a new house to the gas network? The question is why?

The document has links such as

But the documents refer to installation guidelines rather than backing up the initial claim. Also, the page is written by an electrical services vendor Pure electric

I would like to have this confirmed and possibly some references to the relevant codes.

  • You say it doesn't give an easy way to verify this claim, but it links directly to documents from the government that you can read for yourself. – Oddthinking Jul 5 '18 at 0:09
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    [For context: I think the clash here is that the Victorian government wants people - when they are not using solar - to directly used natural gas to heat water rather use grid electricity (which is 85% brown coal in Victoria). Both are fossil fuel based, but gas is perceived as better by the government. This web-site is confounding clean solar energy from the solar cells with dirty grid energy in their description.] – Oddthinking Jul 5 '18 at 0:19
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    The document is about how to install the system and how they work not a building code with a clue to a specific question – user1605665 Jul 5 '18 at 1:03
  • @Oddthinking The document is about how to install the system and how they work not a building code that requires you to install gas. – user1605665 Jul 5 '18 at 1:05
  • Okay. It is issued by the VBA and explains the rules; I would have accepted it as an appropriate authority. FWIW, Building Codes tend to be paywalled, so it may be hard to get an answer. – Oddthinking Jul 5 '18 at 1:19

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