Glossary terms subset beginning with D

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Designation
A designation is a provision in a district plan which provides notice to the community of an intention by a requiring authority (like Transpower) to use land in the future for a particular work or project. Once a site is designated for a particular purpose, the requiring authority is able to proceed with the specific work and control activities that occur on the site. The requiring authority can apply to the Minister of Lands to compulsorily purchase or lease all or part of the land under the Public Works Act 1981. The landowner can also apply for an order obliging the requiring authority to enter a purchase or lease arrangement.
Direct Current
Direct Current. An electric current that does not reverse and flows in only one direction.
Distribution network
The companies that own and maintain the local electricity lines and cables that deliver power to homes and businesses.