Close Approach Consent Application Form

Follow the four (4) metre rule: All work activity must be kept “AT LEAST 4.0 METRES” from overhead lines. If you need to work closer to our overhead lines you must get a Close Approach Consent Certificate.

It takes a minimum of at least five (5) working days to process this consent.

Do not dig within five (5) metres of one of our power poles without a Close Approach Consent Certificate. Depending on the depth of excavations, you may need additional pole supports to prevent poles collapsing. We can advise you and will provide supervision in some cases.

To apply for a Close Approach Consent, please fill in the form below and submit. To avoid delays please fill out all fields.

Work site Information
Where possible include the Top Energy pole or asset number which can be found as a plate on the pole or asset
Proposed work start / finish dates and times Please note the Start date must not be less than 5 working days from the date of application

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In submitting this Close Approach Consent application I, as the applicant, agree that no work will occur outside the Consent dates and times, as stated on the Close Approach Consent Certificate issued.

You must have read, understood and agree to the Close Approach Consent Terms, as part of terms
of this application.

Please read the Close Approach Consent Terms