Easement for fibre optic cable through Belmont Regional Park
This Consultation is closed.
The open period ran from 25 January 2013 to 28 February 2013 inclusive (closed 3 months ago).
The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), Department of Conservation and Hutt City Council have been approached by Transpower for an easement to lay fibre optic cable through Belmont Regional Park between Glenside (Wellington), to the Takapu Substation and across to the Haywards Substation. The proposal requires consent from all owners of land along the route.
GWRC is seeking feedback from the public on the proposal prior to making its decision on granting consent for GWRC-owned sections of the park and ensuring that the entry agreement to complete the work covers potential impacts to the park and its users.
Mapof the proposed location of the fibre optic cable.
Transpower propose to install the cable using a mole-plough (a plough which makes a narrow slit in the ground for inserting the pipe) pulled by a tractor which will bury the cable into a slot in the ground. Most of the cable will be installed under existing access tracks. It is expected that the work will take 10 weeks to complete and once installation is complete it will only require maintenance checks twice yearly. The proposal includes reinstatement of the land (mainly track or grassed area) to its previous condition.
Where specific consent is required for work in streams, such as disturbance to registered historic sites (namely, Old Coach Road), this will be sought from the relevant agencies by Transpower.
The full application proposal and detailed maps are available for viewing from GWRC’s offices at 142 Wakefield St, Wellington.
All comments will be taken into account when Council makes a final decision at their March meeting on whether to approve an easement. There is no hearing on this issue but those who provided comment will be contacted regarding the outcome.
Any queries can be directed to the Belmont Park Ranger 04 586 6614 or by emailing to email@example.com
The consultation is now closed and no further submissions can be accepted.
Thank you for your interest in this process