The high pressure gas transmission pipelines are located in registered easements where they cross private property. The terms and conditions of easements provide pipeline owners with rights of access to inspect and maintain the pipelines and set some controls to prevent damage to the pipelines caused by external interference.
Easement widths do vary but they are generally 12 metres wide for a single pipeline and increase by 4 metres for each additional pipeline.
You may see our staff from time to time as they carry out inspection and maintenance activities within the easement area. Unless it is an urgent or emergency situation, we will notify the owner of land that is subject to an easement before any Firstgas staff or contractors enter the property.