THERE is a gas leak in Kennards Court, Inverloch, but authorities say there is “no immediate threat to the community”.

VicEmergency, in a ‘Community Update’ issued at 9.41am this morning (Thursday, November 4), said there could be a strong smell of gas in the area of the Bass Highway between Williams Street and Powlett Street until the leak was isolated.

“There is a gas leak in Kennards Crt Inverloch which has been caused by a machine damaging a gas main.”

Emergency services attended the incident and Kennards Court has been blocked off.

“There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required,” VicEmergency said. “This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.”