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The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, released the Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) guidelines on 20 December 2017. The GAP Grant Program provided matched funding grants of up to $6 million to accelerate the responsible development of onshore natural gas for domestic gas consumers. The program supports projects with the greatest likelihood of securing new and significant volumes of gas for domestic gas customers from onshore gas fields by 30 June 2020.

The grant round opened on 15 January 2018 and closed on 13 February 2018. Successful applicants were announced on 29 March 2018.

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Round 1 Successful SA applicant

Recipient organisation Project description Grant
(Exc. GST)
Expected total
(Exc. GST)
Project location
Beach Energy Limited (Adelaide Energy Pty Ltd) Katnook Gas Processing Facility:
Construction of a new Katnook Gas Processing Facility to process gas from the south east of South Australia.
$6,000,000 $22,600,000 Otway Basin,
South Australia