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Rule 32 Overhead cables

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Rule 32 Overhead cables

Updated 13 May 2015 12:37pm

The erection use, maintenance, alteration, replacement, or addition of any overhead cable over the bed of any river or lake which does not involve the disturbance or damage of any river or lake bed is a permitted activity provided it complies with the conditions specified below.

Conditions

(1) In Lake Wairarapa, the cable shall comply with the minimum vertical clearance shown in Table 7.1 (below).

Table 7.1 Clearance for Overhead Cables Above Lake Wairarapa

Voltage of Cable

Minimum Height Above High Lake Level (metres)

0 to 11,000

7.00

Between 11,000 and 110,000

7.75

Over 110,000

9.00


(2) In all other rivers and lakes, the cable shall comply with the minimum vertical clearance shown in Table 7.2 (below).

Table 7.2 Clearance for Overhead Cables Above Water Bodies (except Lake Wairarapa)

Voltage of Cable

Minimum Height Above High Lake or River Level (metres)

0 to 650

5.00

650 to 11,000

5.5

Between 11,000 and 110,000

6.5

Over 110,000

7.5

 

Note: The Civil Aviation Authority should be advised of any aerial cables that may be a hazard to aircraft.

Note: Activities subject to this rule are not subject to the provisions of Rule 22.