Utility operators planning work on or near the road (a carriageway, footpath or roadside area) must comply with their act of parliament, the National Code of Practice for Utility Operators Access to Transport Corridors and the Council's Local Conditions:
Private individuals and their contractors
Private individuals and their contractors planning work on or near the road (a carriageway, footpath or roadside area) in Wellington must follow the Council's Code of Practice for Working on the Road.
Code of Practice for Working on the Road
The object of this code is to minimise the inconvenience and damage that could be caused by any work on the road to the public, road assets, or other property. Such works are commonly carried out by either a Utility Company, the Council, a Contractor, or member of the public. In writing this Code it was recognised that the cost of work in the roads is ultimately paid by the Public. Therefore these rules and procedures are meant to be fair, efficient and affordable.
Should this Code not seem reasonable for a specific situation then the Road Controller may agree to a variation. Such matters should be raised by the Principal or the Contractor and agreed with the Road Controller before any variation occurs. Often this would be identified during planning for the job and be raised in the application for Prior Approval (Refer to Section 4).