Victoria

Fixing electricity connection times for new homes

The Victorian Government is taking action to reduce delays in connecting power to new houses, to get more Victorians into homes quicker.

The Victorian Government has asked the Essential Services Commission (ESC) to investigate the practices of electricity distribution businesses that connect electricity to Victoria’s new property developments.

The ESC will provide urgent advice to the Government on the extent and causes of these delays and how they can best be addressed, including potential action through Victoria’s regulatory framework.

The Government has written to the ESC requesting final advice by 18 September 2018.

This is one of the many ways the Victorian Government is taking action to boost supply and make housing more affordable.

Through Homes for Victorians, the Victorian Government is introducing the most comprehensive package of housing reforms in the state’s history.

Source: Vic Government