Staying Safe

High Loads and Power Lines

A High Load Consent is required when transporting loads with an overall height of 4.8 metres or higher to secure electricity supply and ensure safety to the general public.
Consent to

Transport High Loads

Consent to transport a high load may be conditional on us carrying out a route survey first to confirm the height of the power lines at road crossings and possibly requiring an escort to ensure the safety of the load and our lines.
To apply for a High Load Consent, please visit This site is designed to make it easy for customers in the South Island to apply for High Load Consents, especially when travelling across several network areas.

It is essential to apply for Consent to prevent harm should a high load come into contact with an overhead power line.
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