We support the safe use and development of land next to our rail corridor. In most cases this does not affect the rail network.
However, some activities can make it difficult to maintain the network and operate it safely, even if they are located some distance away.
Our KiwiRail Resource Management team works to protect existing and proposed railway corridors. If you are planning a development near the corridor or proposing one of the activities below, please contact us as soon as possible.
If your local council considers your proposal could affect KiwiRail’s property or operations, you may need our written approval (‘affected party approval’).
Contact the KiwiRail Resource Management team on 0800 801 070 and firstname.lastname@example.org
These are some development proposals which may adversely affect our operations:
Activities which could reduce safety around the railway tracks
Activities which could damage rail infrastructure, affecting our operations and reducing safety in the rail corridor
Activities which require high ‘amenity’ that could be inconsistent with our operations
Activities which could create nuisances
Please give us enough information to understand the effects your proposal may have on our infrastructure or operations. Using this development checklist will ensure you’ve covered everything and help us process your request quickly.
If any information is missing or inadequate, we will let you know. We will do our best to meet your timeframes for feedback.