Working close to Genesis assets
Looking after our assets
Genesis has assets like tunnels, pipelines, tanks, dams, cables, lines and poles, and reticulated LPG networks (“assets”) located on public and private property and we need to protect these to ensure that we can continue to operate our business and supply electricity and gas to our customers. Our assets are protected under the Electricity Act 1992 or through property rights like easements, leases or land ownership.
If you're planning to work in the vicinity or adjacent to any assets or any other structure owned by Genesis, you'll need to request approval by filling out the form below.
Details that we'll need
Simply, fill in your details below and one of our friendly team will be in touch soon.
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Your work may cause damage to our assets, stop us from operating our power schemes or gas facilities, and may stop us supplying electricity or gas to the market and our customers. If you or anyone else damages or compromises the integrity of our assets, you and the parties responsible may be liable for the cost to rectify the damage and may be liable for liquidated damages, such as the costs of not being able to supply electricity or gas to the market and our customers.
By applying for a Work Close Approval gives you and Genesis reassurance that you will be carrying out the work without compromising our assets. If you need to access our land when undertaking your work.
If the work you are planning requires a building consent, please provide these details to Genesis and ensure that you attach a copy of Genesis Work Close Approval in your building consent application.
How will I know that I need work close approval?
The work will be on or adjoin Genesis land or be near our Assets identified by:
- Pegs or signs above the ground indicating the location of our Assets or;
- Plans requested from Genesis will show the location of our Assets or;
- Plans showing the area of our Assets may be noted on landowner certificates of title or;
- Plans showing the area of our Assets may be noted on other landowner agreements.
If you are carrying out work on any land near our Assets you must check the above plans and if you are in any doubt about the location of our assets get in touch with us.
Who do I need to contact to get work close approval?
You need to apply to Genesis for work close approval if your activities (above or below the ground) are within the clearance distances (set out below) of our assets.
- General Excavation 15 meters
- Piling 15 meters
- Tree Removal 15 meters
- General Excavation 20 meters
If you are unsure about the distances to our assets or the type of work you are completing is not mentioned above, get in touch with us to check if a Work Close Approval is required.
What information do I need to provide?
- A completed work close approval form.
- A site plan showing your proposed development in relation to our assets and relative to title boundaries.
- A plan showing how you intend to protect the assets. This plan must show the vertical and horizontal clearances of your structure from the assets.
- A plan showing details of your proposed works.
How long will it take?
We suggest that you request certain information from us before lodging this application for a work close approval as you may require construction or location drawings from us to assist with preparing your design plans and producing the information we require.
We'll aim to process your request within twenty working days after receiving your application. If we need further information, then this timeframe will start again from the date you provide the information. In some circumstances, we may need longer to process you application, for instance if it is large or complex.
We'll either approve or decline your application and advise if any inspections are required. Inspections need to be booked ten working days in advance.
The diagram below summaries the process.