Approval for Corrosion Protection Systems (CPS) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require approval if you intend to use a corrosion protection system. A corrosion protection system (CPS) is a system which applies an electrical current to a metallic (primary) structure to protect the structure from corrosion caused by its contact with soil or water and include:

  • cathodic protection systems
  • drainage bonds
  • boosted drainage bonds
  • cross bonds.

You will be required to use a corrosion protection system if you own an underground structure that needs protection from stray current, for example, electricity networks, railways, gas companies, petrol storage tanks, and ports.

Please consult the Contact Officer in the first instance, as the requirement to obtain an approval will depend on your specific circumstances.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • pay the application fee
  • submit the application form online
  • provide any additional information that may be required
  • provide either a declaration that there are no foreign structures in the vicinity of the system concerned, or a declaration identifying all foreign structures that appear to be in the vicinity of the system concerned and declaring that each owner of a foreign structure identified in the declaration was given an opportunity to object to the operation of the system and no such objection was made.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

An approval remains in force until it is cancelled.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy

Act(s) name

Electricity Supply Act 1995 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Supply (Corrosion Protection) Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Corrosion Protection Systems (CPS) Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy

Phone:

02 9842 8571

Website:

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Supporting information

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