Our transmission lines are located on easements, which protect your safety by restricting the activities that can be carried out. Easements are also ‘rights of way’, giving our people and contractors access to build, operate and maintain infrastructure.
We engage closely with landowners to maintain assets and easements on their properties so that we can provide safe and reliable transmission services.
If you are planning development work on or near a transmission line easement you must follow the Transgrid Easement Guidelines, and obtain the necessary permissions, prior to starting work.
Our Easement Guidelines contain important information to help you work out what you can and cannot do within Transgrid easements. They outline:
- How to determine whether your proposal is within an easement
- What can and cannot be done within our easements
- Whether your proposed activity or development is permitted, requires permission from Transgrid, or is prohibited
- How to seek permission prior to carrying out the activity or lodging your development application with a consent authority.
If you do not obtain the relevant permission, you may be required to remove or relocate your development at your expense.
Please note that if you have received written permission from Transgrid under previous guidelines, this permission remains valid.