Agency VA 1040
Gas and Fuel Corporation
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Date Range: 1951 - 1995
 
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The Gas and Fuel Corporation was established by the Gas and Fuel Act 1950 (No.5507) which was proclaimed in 1951. The Act amalgamated the Metropolitan Gas Company and the Brighton Gas Company to form the Corporation. The Gas and Fuel Corporation was a public authority of the State owned jointly by the Government and share holders.

From 1953 to 1974 the Corporation gradually purchased local municipal and company gas works including the Gas Supply Company's Victorian undertakings in 1970 and the Geelong Gas Company in 1971.

In 1991, the Government commissioned a study aimed at improving the performance of the Gas and Fuel Corporation. As a result of this study (Cresap, October 1991, Strategic and Organisational Review Final Report for the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria) the Gas and Fuel Corporation was restructured into discrete business units such as corporate, transmission, distribution, retail and Heatane Gas.

The Gas Industry Act 1994 (Act No. 112/1994) was introduced to enable the complete corporatisation of the former Gas and Fuel Corporation. This legislation resulted in the further restructure of the Gas and Fuel Corporation into two parts. The Gas Transmission Corporation (GTC) - later renamed Transmission Pipelines Australia which was the manager of the main high-pressure gas pipelines and GASCOR, which operated the low pressure distribution assets, the gas retail function, consulting services and the Gasmart appliance retail business.

GASCOR was established on 20 December 1994 and continued to trade as the Gas and Fuel. The former Gas and Fuel Corporation was formally wound up on 21 June 1995.
 
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- Central Executive File Subject Classification Headings VPRS 16597 North Melbourne Open
? 1969 - ? 1970 Executive Area File Lists VPRS 16601 North Melbourne Open
? 1987 - ? 1987 Ray Proudley's Research Records VPRS 18293 North Melbourne Open
? 1995 - ? 2001 Outward Correspondence, Gas Examiner VPRS 13252 North Melbourne Undetermined
? 1995 - ? 2001 Unserialised records associated with the Gas and Fuel Archival Collection VPRS 13253 North Melbourne Open
1950 - 1998 Gas and Fuel Film and Video Collection VPRS 18358 North Melbourne Open
1951 - ? 1996 Board Minutes VPRS 16574 North Melbourne Open
1951 - 2000 Property Manager's Files VPRS 13896 North Melbourne Open
1951 - 2006 Subject Files VPRS 18249 North Melbourne Open
1966 - 2000 Property Administration Files VPRS 13903 North Melbourne Open
1974 - 1995 Unregistered Files VPRS 16602 North Melbourne Open
By 1971 - ? 1971 Central Executive File List, Chairman and General Manager VPRS 16598 North Melbourne Open
By 1971 - ? 1971 Central Executive File List, Chief Accountant VPRS 16599 North Melbourne Open
By 1971 - ? 1971 Central Executive File List, Associate Director VPRS 16600 North Melbourne Open
By 1978 - ? 1988 Card Index to the Gas Industry Museum Collection VPRS 13254 North Melbourne Open
By 1978 - ? 1988 Gas Industry Museum Collection VPRS 13255 North Melbourne Open
By 1995 - ? 2001 Gas and Fuel Archival Collection VPRS 13141 North Melbourne Part Open
Circa 1971 - 1996 General Correspondence, Multiple Number System VPRS 16575 North Melbourne Open
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1951 - 1995 Gas and fuel VF 148
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1951 - 1965 Premier VRG 50
1965 - 1985 Minerals and Energy VRG 47
1985 - 1990 Industry, Technology and Resources VRG 82
1990 - 1992 Manufacturing and Industry Development VRG 97
1992 - 1995 Energy and Minerals VRG 102