Teal MP Kylea Tink who demanded an end to gas connections in new homes sells her $6.35million house loaded with new gas features
- MP previously called new gas connections ‘a climate crime’
- She just sold her house which has extensive gas fittings
A Teal MP who wanted gas connections in new homes to be banned because they are ‘a climate crime‘ has just sold a house loaded with new gas features for more than $6million.
In a speech on June 21, North Sydney MP Kylea Tink said Australia needs to ‘break not only our society’s reliance on gas but also our government’s addiction to gas’.
She called on the federal government to force NSW to follow Victoria in banning gas connections in new households – which NSW Premier Chris Minns ruled out.
But the independent MP has just sold her six-bedroom home in Northbridge for $6.35million – around double the price she paid ten years ago.
Its features include a recently renovated kitchen, complete with a gas stove. There is also a gas fireplace, and the pool is gas-heated too.
In a tweeted message to Mr Minns a month ago, Ms Tink wrote that his ‘decision to rule out stopping gas connections in new builds is a climate crime.
‘Real leadership would have been supporting for households to get off gas and onto cheaper, cleaner renewables.’
Before the last federal budget, Ms Tink called for households to be paid to electrify their homes and vehicles.
She said households faced ‘significant decisions and upfront financial outlays’ in ‘replacing gas appliances with efficient electric ones’.
Two months ago, Ms Tink told parliament that when it comes to gas, ‘It is time we moved beyond platitudes and million-dollar headlines to really be the change we need to see.’
She also told her fellow MPs in the same speech that ‘when I was elected a year ago one of my pledges was to get North Sydney to net zero by 2035.
‘And I’m incredibly grateful to the people I get to work with — both the experts and my community members who are working to make this happen.
‘They do it by nudging the 80,000 homeowners, landlords, families and businesses in our electorate to make a set of decisions over the next 12 years to get them to choose home appliances that bring them closer to an electrified future.’
Contacted by Daily Mail Australia, Ms Tink said ‘I stand by my calls for no new gas projects, and no new domestic gas connections.
‘I also stand by my call for Australia’s leaders to support households getting off gas.’
She added that she ‘bought that house with a gas pool heater and during the decade I owned it, it was never used.
‘The gas appliances were installed at a time when gas was the greener option – that is no longer the case and households should be incentivised to replace gas with renewables.’