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The Gas Distribution Contracts Oversight Scheme (the Scheme) is a non-regulatory gas industry governance arrangement, endorsed by the Minister of Energy and Resources in September 2012.

This section holds information on the early development, scope and structure of the Gas Distribution Contracts Oversight Scheme. To summarise: 

  • In September 2012, the Minister of Energy and Resources endorsed Gas Industry Co's Recommendation for a voluntary, industry agreed, Gas Distribution Contracts Oversight Scheme.
  • In March 2012 the Distribution Contract Principles: proposed design of the assessment framework  was released containing both the proposed Principles, guiding the content of distribution arrangements, and a draft assessment framework to measure the alignment of arrangements with those Principles.
  • In June 2011, The Draft Principles for Arrangements on Gas Distribution Systems which proposed a set of Draft Principles and the next steps for developing them was released. The Principles aimed to improve the contractual arrangements a distributor offers to a retailer under a network services agreement. 
  • In September 2010, Gas Industry Co released the Gas Governance Issues in Distribution: Issues Paper  following consultation on an initial draft. The Paper proposed a regulatory objective and considered legislative and contracted arrangements relevant to gas distribution. 

Further information associated with each stage above can be found in the left-hand navigation of this page.


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