The need for accurate service records
Recent incidents at Auckland developments showed that although electricity services had only been in-ground for a short time, they were struck by machinery.
It is important to consider that not all new services are recorded (services installed privately by private contractors within private property boundaries) and various sets of drawings are not always aligned – these include “land based” drawing, concept drawings, as-built drawings and title boundaries.
At Vector, safety of our customers and the public is our first priority. So, we’ve outlined some steps below that we suggest developers follow to help keep everyone safe when digging.
Note that CoreLogic, who is referred to below, is Vector’s geospatial data provider.
Checklist for Developers - Towards Keeping More Accurate Records
- Subdivision concept plans that are submitted for resource consent should be submitted to CoreLogic (email@example.com) and Vector (firstname.lastname@example.org) to show concept site boundaries in GIS
- Consented plans and all changes (variations) of consented plans are submitted to Council/LINZ and then included by Corelogic into their basemaps. These basemaps are reflected in Vector’s GIS
- Civil works and service installation are completed and the developer submits certified as-builts. Vector updates our GIS accordingly.
- Developers have the boundaries of the final development surveyed and submit the survey plans to Council/LINZ, this gets updated in Corelogic basemaps and are reflected in Vector’s GIS.
If you have any questions about what you should do, please contact Vector at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that:
- Certified as-builts are final copies of the as-built plan and must include a signed certification statement by the chartered professional engineer or licensed cadastral surveyor.
- Land transfer plans should be kept in draft form until the easement areas have been checked and approved by a Vector project manager.
- We recommend that developers work with Vector to register easements if needed.
DISCLAIMER: Vector Limited and its subsidiaries do not accept any liability for the accuracy and completeness of information recorded in our GIS Maps and do not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, in relation to the same. These GIS maps may not show customer connections, private installations or obsolete lines or works may have occurred in the vicinity which may not yet be represented. The information contained GIS is supplied for reference purposes only; actual dimensions and locations on site may differ from those indicated. Without limiting the foregoing, where maps are obtained from Before You Dig are more than 28 days old they should not be used; a new plan should be requested from Before You Dig.