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Transpower work on lines over Wellington’s Polhill and Makara Peak reserves

Transpower is replacing the near 40-year-old conductors (the wires) that run between Wilton substation and Makara Peak, and Makara Peak and Tower 26 on Polhill near Durham Street, just before Central Park substation.

The work will begin in December and continue until late April 2019 - with some further work expected next season (ie summer 2019/20) between Wilton substation and tower 14. 

The line crosses mainly Wellington City Council land (including Polhill Reserve, Zealandia and Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park) and a small number of private landowners.

Auckland Strategy Final Report

Auckland is changing. Rapidly. Roads, housing, technology, industry and electricity.

Our Auckland Strategy looks specifically at the importance of electricity transmission into and across Auckland today and into the future.

Our capacity for meeting Auckland’s future electricity needs is very good, and we can meet all demand and growth projections for the next 30 years.

We also need to keep the grid in great shape and we have an extensive maintenance programme on our existing 220kV lines over the next 30 years. We are planning for this work now.

Registering your property to be notified of work

From time to time we use helicopters to inspect or undertake maintenance work on our high voltage network at low levels.  While we notify landowners beneath our lines and advertise the work in local newspapers we are aware that neighbouring properties (near but not under the lines), may wish to receive notice of helicopter work too.  This may be particularly important for sensitive land uses like breeding or raising horses.

Stakeholder Forums

As part of our commitment to our stakeholders we regularly hold industry forums to focus on topical issues, to help us identify and set out our priorities. Presentations and other materials for each forum are available for viewing below.

Landowner liaison contacts

We use service providers (contractors) to carry out maintenance work on our network. The maps below show the name and contact details of the service provider working in your area. Alternatively, please call us on 0508 LANDOWNER (0508 526 369).