Electricity Transmission Discussion Document

Feedback closed Friday 11 September

If you host the National Grid or high voltage power lines on your property you may be affected by changes to the rules for managing the electricity transmission network. We're seeking your feedback on the discussion paper.

Discussion Paper

If you host the National Grid or high voltage power lines on your property you may be affected by future changes to the rules for managing the electricity transmission network.

The Government’s National Policy Statement for Electrical Transmission provides a high-level framework across New Zealand for the management and future planning of the National Grid. Locally, we are updating our planning rules to comply with the national guidelines and protect the power supply to our communities.

We are also looking at whether or not to extend the National Grid rules to the regionally significant high voltage (66,000 V) transmission lines that run between Stoke - Golden Bay and to and from the Cobb dam. The lines provide power to the district northwest of Richmond, and include the townships of Motueka, Kaiteriteri and Takaka. These lines are significant because they provide electricity to many of the communities and businesses within Tasman. If something were to happen to these lines, then electricity would be lost to large areas of the District.

The new policies or rules could affect how landowners and the communities hosting the lines use their land.

If you own property which hosts the National Grid or high voltage lines, it’s a good idea to get up to speed with the requirements. We’ll be sending information out to those we think are directly affected. We’d also like to hear your views about proposed changes to our Tasman Resource Management Plan.

How to Send Feedback

Read the discussion document and send us your feedback.

You can also find copies of the document and feedback form at Tasman District Council service centres and libraries.

Further Information

If you have any queries or require further information, please contact Tania Bray at:

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