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Close Proximity Excavation request and permission application

Use this form to apply to excavate or change the existing ground level within close proximity of Trustpower’s overhead electric line support structures, including towers, poles and stay wires. This is in compliance with the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice 34: 2001 Section 2.

Mobile Plant and Vehicle Minimum Approach Distance request and permission application

Use this form to apply for a reduction in the minimum permissible distance to approach Trustpower’s live conductors with mobile plant and/or vehicles. This is in compliance with the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice 34: 2001 Section 5.2.

Send us your applications

Return your completed application(s) to the Trustpower Drawing Technician:

If you have any questions, or need advice on how to undertake work safely, call us on 0800 87 87 87. 

Please note, gaining our permission does not mean you have permission to undertake close approach or excavations near assets that belong to a distribution company, Transpower, or another generating company. You need to apply directly to these companies. 

Safety! All power lines have the potential to cause serious harm or death to anyone who directly or indirectly touches, or even simply gets too close to a conductor or line. Do not attempt to use any measuring device, stick, rod or other material to check distances around any power line.