If your proposal within a TransGrid easement is described below and it is
exclusion zone, no further permission from TransGrid is required.
Easement Enquiries Portal.
If you are unsure whether your proposal is permitted, please contact TransGrid by submitting an enquiry via the
Cropping and grazing, provided:
Machinery cannot extend more than 4.3 metres above ground level
Note: Exclusion zone requirements to be at least 10/17 metres from the centre of transmission lines do not apply to cropping and grazing, however all other exclusion zone requirements apply to maintain access and cleared areas around transmission lines. The Fencing Guidelines must be complied with.
All other agricultural activities including irrigation, provided:
- Machinery cannot extend more than 4.3 metres above ground level
- All fixed metallic objects are earthed
- Machinery, including irrigation, must remain outside the exclusion zone
- No solid jet of water is to be within 4 metres of overhead conductors
- Must use non-metallic piping
- No fuel storage
- No transmission line outages are required to undertake agricultural activities
Note: The Fencing Guidelines must be complied with.
Planting or cultivation of trees and shrubs, provided:
- Mature plant / tree height is less than 4 metres
Short flag poles, weather vanes, single post signs, provided:
- Height above ground is no greater than 4.3 metres
- All fixed metallic parts are earthed
Vehicle parking, provided:
- Height of vehicles no greater than 4.3 metres
- No flammable liquid containers or carriers
- Caravans are not occupied or connected (ie, temporary parking only)
- All fixed metallic parts are earthed
Lighting requires TransGrid's permission to meet height and electrical safety constraints.
Public open spaces, such as fields, cycle ways, walkways or fenced dog parks, provided:
- No unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), kite flying or model aircrafts, and "warning signs" are installed
- Any structures, obstructions, seating or features (such as picnic areas) remain outside the exclusion zone and do not block access tracks to transmission line structures or guy wires
- Parallel roads, walking tracks, footpaths, cycleways and fenced dog parks are located outside the exclusion zone
Note: Roads, tracks, footpaths, cycleways and fences which propose to cross the transmission line as a thoroughfare, require TransGrid's permission.
- No greater than 2.5 metres height
- Stored material is non-flammable and non-combustible
- Non-corrosive or explosive materials
- No garbage, refuse or fallen timber or other material which could pose a bush fire risk
- Metallic objects earthed
Operation of mobile plant and equipment, provided:
- It cannot be extended more than 4.3 metres in height within easement
- Equipment or plant do not encroach into Ordinary Persons Zone - please refer to the WorkCover
NSW Work Near Overhead Power Lines Code of Practice 2006
- Work is carried out by accredited persons in accordance with WorkCover NSW Work Near Overhead Power Lines Code of Practice 2006
Non‐electric fencing and yards, provided:
- No greater than 2.5 metre height
- Fencing does not restrict access to TransGrid assets
- Metallic fencing is earthed
- TransGrid's Fencing Guidelines are complied with
Domestic recreational activities, provided:
- Structures must not be identified as
requiring TransGrids permission or
- Structures must be non-metallic and no greater than 2.5 metre height
- Floor area no greater than 20m2, where any portion is within easement
- Not connected to electricity supply
- Structures (including play equipment and BBQs) are to remain outside the exclusion zone
- No unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), kite flying or model aircrafts
TransGrid reserves the right to review each activity individually and apply controls on a case-by-case basis. TransGrid will take into account public safety risks, and the safe operation, access and maintenance of TransGrid's electricity infrastructure.
What if my activity does not meet the permitted criteria or is not listed above?
You will need to seek TransGrid's permission so that we can assess potential risks to your safety and the electricity transmission infrastructure.