Suburban Land Agency

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Artwork by Leilani Keen-Church

Paining by local artist Leilani Keen-Church

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The ACT is striving for net zero emissions by 2045 and the Suburban Land Agency is supporting this commitment by encouraging gas-free dwellings across Whitlam.

Gas-free suburbs are leading the way when it comes to taking tangible climate action. Especially given fossil fuel (natural) gas accounts for more than 20% of emissions in the ACT.

Going all-electric across an entire suburb is a holistic way to get to net zero emissions as soon as possible.

Electric appliances are more efficient than natural gas appliances. Particularly when they are powered by 100% renewable electricity in the ACT. They offer lower running costs over time and could be better for your family’s health.

Preparing for a future free from gas

While we would like all of Whitlam to be gas-free, we know this is a big decision for homeowners. There are some enticing rewards for choosing renewables and energy efficient appliances for your home through the Whitlam Energy Rebate.

All homes being built in stages 3 and 4 must be all-electric. Gas services have not been connected in these stages.

What you can do

By living in Whitlam and designing a sustainable home you will be part of contributing to the important vision of creating a zero emissions suburb.

Design a highly efficient, all-electric home and you’ll not only have a more comfortable home all year round, you’ll have a smaller energy footprint (which could also save you money).

Find out more about the benefits of switching from gas.