Last updated: 01:43pm, 24th Mar 2020
As an essential service, Northpower’s priority is to keep the power and fibre broadband running for our customers, ensuring the ongoing reliability of our networks and the safety of our staff and community during this Level 4 response. Find out more about what to expect during this time and how to contact us.
Due to the risk of destabilisation causing collapse, there are minimum limits for digging or excavating around our power poles.
If you need to work closer than five metres from a power pole, you'll need to contact us to obtain a Close Approach Consent. We'll need a minimum of two days to process your application.
We’ll also advise if you'll need additional pole supports to prevent poles collapsing - and if necessary, we’ll come on site to give you on the spot support.