Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities) Regulations 2009

Reprint as at 20 May 2014

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities) Regulations 2009

(SR 2009/397)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 14th day of December 2009

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

Pursuant to section 43 of the Resource Management Act 1991, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment given in accordance with section 44 of that Act, makes the following regulations.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Interpretation

4 Regulations apply only to certain activities relating to existing transmission lines

Operation of transmission line or use of access track

5 Permitted activities

Overhead conductors, earth-wires, overhead telecommunication cables, and adding overhead circuits

6 Permitted activities: overhead conductors

7 Permitted activities: earth-wires and overhead telecommunication cables

8 Permitted activities: adding overhead circuits

9 Restricted discretionary activities

Increasing voltage or current rating, underground conductors, and undergrounding transmission lines

10 Permitted activities: increasing voltage or current rating

11 Permitted activities: underground conductors

12 Controlled activities: undergrounding transmission lines

13 Non-complying activities

Transmission line support structures: Alteration, relocation, and replacement

14 Permitted activities

15 Controlled activities

16 Restricted discretionary activities

Temporary structures and temporary line deviation

17 Permitted activities

18 Controlled activities

Transmission lines: Removal

19 Permitted activities

20 Controlled activities

Telecommunication devices

21 Permitted activities

22 Restricted discretionary activities


23 Permitted activities

24 Restricted discretionary activities

Transmission line support structures: Discharges from blasting and applying protective coatings

25 Permitted activities

26 Controlled activities

27 Restricted discretionary activities

Discharges to water

28 Permitted activities

29 Controlled activities

Trimming, felling, and removing trees and vegetation

30 Permitted activities

31 Controlled activities

32 Restricted discretionary activities


33 Permitted activities

34 Controlled activities

35 Restricted discretionary activities: historic heritage areas

36 Restricted discretionary activities: potentially contaminated land

Noise and vibration from construction activity

37 Permitted activities

38 Controlled activities

Other transmission activities

39 Discretionary activities

Envelopes for activities relating to towers

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