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Goldfields Gas Pipeline 2025-29 Access Arrangement

Goldfields Gas Transmission Joint Venture (GGT JV) is revising the Goldfields Gas Pipeline (GGP) access arrangement for the regulated parts of the GGP as required under the national gas legislation.

GGP is owned by the GGT JV participants, Southern Cross Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd, Southern Cross Pipelines (NPL) Australia Pty Ltd and Alinta Energy GGT Pty Ltd. The pipeline manager is Goldfields Gas Transmission Pty Ltd (GGT).

Parts of GGP are ‘covered’ (“Covered GGP’) and fully regulated under the National Gas Law (NGL) and National Gas Rules (NGR).

The access arrangement for a fully regulated pipeline sets out, amongst other things, the reference services that can be provided using the pipeline, the terms and conditions on which those services will be provided, and the reference tariffs for the services. The access arrangement serves as a benchmark for negotiating access to pipeline services that are offered by means of the regulated pipeline.

As the service provider of a regulated pipeline, GGT is responsible for developing and proposing a relevant access arrangement for Covered GGP. The access arrangement is subject to regulatory oversight by the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) who is responsible for assessing the proposed access arrangement against the legislative requirements set out in the NGL and NGR and approving a compliant access arrangement.

We are seeking to engage with interested stakeholders to help prepare the proposed revised access arrangement and have prepared a draft stakeholder engagement plan for consultation.

Stakeholder engagement plan
To help customers and other stakeholders understand the regulatory process and ways that they can engage, we have prepared a draft stakeholder engagement plan.

The draft plan seeks feedback from customers on the proposed engagement approach.

We are seeking feedback on the draft engagement plan by 28 April 2023. Send your comments to [email protected]

We will consider the feedback received in finalising the engagement plan.

Click here to view the GGP Access Arrangement Stakeholder Engagement Plan.

Reference service proposal
The first step in revising the GGP access arrangement required GGT to submit a reference service proposal to the ERA.

GGT’s reference service proposal was published by the ERA in February 2023. The proposal and other information can be found here.

First look at positions paper

We are seeking feedback from customers on our plans for the 2025-29 regulatory period. The first look at positions paper outlines our key strategies and investment plans that will maintain safe, secure, and reliable service delivery. The paper can be found here.

We invite you to read this information and then provide your feedback to us via [email protected].

We will consider feedback received as we finalise our revised access arrangement due to be submitted to the ERA on 1 January 2024.

If you wish to comment on the draft stakeholder engagement plan, or have any other questions, please email [email protected]

If you are a customer and wish to arrange a meeting to discuss the GGP access arrangement, please contact your commercial manager.