Utilities

There are number of organisations and private contractors involved with road works in Wellington.

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These include utility companies such as electricity, gas and telecommunications as well as private companies contracted through various business units within the Council.

The Council's Customer and Compliance team is responsible for overseeing all work on the city's roads.

Checklist for utility operators

Corridor Access Request

Utility operators planning work on or near the road must make a Corridor Access Request:

Corridor Access Request (CAR)

Codes of practice

The codes of practice for utility operators are the National Code of Practice and the Council's Local Conditions:

Codes of practice

Traffic management

If you need to organise traffic controls, go to:

Temporary traffic management

Vehicles relocation

To relocate vehicles while you work on the road, go to:

Move vehicles for road works

Utility operators regulations

A utility operator is the recognised owner of the utility network, also referred to as:

  • electricity operators (as defined in section 2(1) of the Electricity Act 1992)
  • gas operators (as defined in section 2(1) of the Gas Act 1992)
  • telecommunications network operators (as defined in section 5 of the Telecommunications Act 2001)
  • a local authority (as defined in section 5 of the Local Government Act 2002) or any person acting on behalf of a local authority in relation to that infrastructure - for water and wastewater infrastructure
  • a postal operator (as defined in section 2(1) of the Postal Services Act 1998) - in relation to public letterboxes.

More information

Customer and Compliance Team

Phone 04 499 4444
Email customer.compliance@wcc.govt.nz
Postal Address Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140