Close Approach Consent Application

A Close Approach Consent application is required when you need to undertake any activity which may come within the safe minimum approach distance (MAD) of 4.0 metres from Network Waitaki’s high voltage or low voltage power lines.

This safety requirement may also allow temporary disconnection of your property from the network for activities such as but not limited to the following:

  • Property Maintenance 
  • Roofing work
  • Cleaning spouting
  • Painting
  • Water-blasting
  • Tree trimming
  • Erecting scaffolding if work is to be carried out close to overhead service lines.

Please allow at least 5 working days’ notice.

You will be advised once power is disconnected. Until you receive this advice, power is to be treated as live.

Please note that power will not be reconnected unless the householder is on site.

Please submit your application via the online form below. If you are unable to fill in the online form, please contact Network Waitaki on 03 433 0065.

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