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Gas transmission

Interference with gas transmission pipelines

A person must not, without authority from the pipeline operator, carry out any boring or excavation on any ground that is subject to an easement (20 metres wide) granted to a pipeline licensee for the purpose of a pipeline.

This does not apply to hand excavation, ploughing or cultivation down to a depth of 30 centimetres by owners or occupiers of land on which a pipeline is located.

Gas Transmission pipelines are identified by field markers every 100 metres.

Dial Before You Dig assists you in locating underground pipelines in the area you are planning to dig. Enquiries should be directed to 1100 at least 2 working days prior to excavation.