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Local Authorities (Councils) and Road Authorities require any person intending to dig in the road corridor to apply for and have approved prior to the commencement of works, a Road Opening Consent. PelicanCorp is the owner of the beforeUdig and CorridorAccess services in New Zealand.

Address: 1A Wagener Pl, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand Phone: 0800 248 344 Email: Click Here

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WHAT IS beforeUdig?

Essential Infrastructure maintenance & renewal

A referral service for information on locating underground utilities anywhere in New Zealand for Locators, Excavators, Plumbers, Planners, Developers, Farmers, Land Surveyors, Builders, Contractors, Home Owners and Landscapers...


Simplify the process of requesting plans

We assist Contractors to protect underground infrastructure by working with asset owners to provide timely and accurate information in the form of plans and locate services...

WHO SHOULD USE beforeUdig?

Contractors, construction, maintenance, installers

Any company, authority or person that wants to dig where there is the chance that underground assets may sustain damage...

Why Membership

WHAT IS beforeUdig?

B eforeUdig is an online service which enables anyone undertaking excavation works to obtain information on the location of underground pipes and cables in and around any proposed dig site; helping to protect themselves and valuable assets during these works.

It provides a ‘one stop shop’ for contractors to communicate about their planned activities with utilities and asset owners.

Solutions developed by PelicanCorp since 2001 are at the core of the ‘Before You Dig’ industries in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore and the UK. These solutions drive plan request and plan response processes, helping to protect assets and to create safer working conditions.

Benefits of membership


To assist Contractors to comply with the requirement for any person intending to dig to inform Essential Infrastructure Owners, and obtain site plans and/or locates, prior to the commencement of excavation works.

  • Simplify the process of requesting plans for a dig site
  • Reduce the number of personal injuries
  • Prevent injuries to workers
  • Protect underground assets from interruption and preventable damage
  • Provide a single point of request for information on where underground assets are located

WHO SHOULD USE beforeUdig?

Whether you are a home owner wanting to replace a fence, a contractor installing a new cable along a street or working for a council in re-sheeting the road, beforeUdig is the best and safest place to start your project.

  • Building or designing a new optic fibre network?
  • Road restoration works?
  • Undertaking scheduled maintenance of an existing underground asset?
  • Building a new fence?
  • Planning a new estate?

Note: While it is free to use the beforeUdig service to gather information on the possible presence of underground assets in and around your proposed excavation site, some utilities and local government organisations may charge to request plans and locate services. Please check with the relevant asset owners listed on your confirmation sheet if you require more information about these possible charges.