Electricity Amendment Act 2005

Electricity Amendment Act 2005

Public Act2005 No 88
Date of assent9 August 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Electricity Amendment Act 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Electricity Act 1992 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Construction or maintenance of works on roads
  • (1) Section 24(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words subsection (2), and substituting the words subsections (2) and (5).

    (2) Section 24 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (4), and substituting the following subsections:

    • (4) To avoid doubt, subsection (1) does not prevent the construction or maintenance of works that are undertaken under an agreement entered into by—

      • (a) the electricity operator; and

      • (b) the local authority or other body with jurisdiction over the road to which the works relate; and

      • (c) any owner referred to in section 25(1)(b).

    • (5) Subsection (1) does not apply to the construction of works that are intended to convey, or are associated with, electricity at a voltage of more than 110 KV and a capacity of more than 100 MVA.

    • (6) In subsection (5), works means works located at or above ground level in, on, along, over, or across a road, but does not include works suspended above a road.

4 Rights of entry in respect of level crossings
  • Section 31 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (6), and substituting the following subsections:

    • (6) This section does not apply to the construction or maintenance of works that are intended to convey, or are associated with, electricity at a voltage of more than 110 KV and a capacity of more than 100 MVA.

    • (7) In subsection (6), works means works located at or above ground level in, on, along, over, or across a level crossing, but does not include works suspended above a level crossing.


Legislative history

2 August 2005Divided from Resource Management and Electricity Legislation Amendment Bill (Bill 237-2), third reading