Powerlink has finished work on a 37km transmission line in Brisbane’s southside, ensuring the line will continue to operate safely and reliably for its remaining 40-year service life.

The project took about three months to complete and supported nine jobs.

Powerlink crews replaced 1,225 insulator strings and steelwork on 105 transmission towers between Belmont and Bundamba Substations. Crews successfully completed work on towers in a number of suburbs including Wishart, Eight Mile Plains and Runcorn.

Built in 1972, the 47-year-old transmission line plays a critical role in securing power supply for both Brisbane and Ipswich.
The transmission line runs through Eight Mile Plains, Wishart, Runcorn, Drewvale, Goodna and Collingwood Park. It also runs near the Gateway Motorway, Beaudesert Road, Logan Motorway, Cunningham Highway and Ipswich Motorway.

Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said the project demonstrated the Queensland Government’s commitment to maintaining its publicly-owned transmission networks.

“This type of work also demonstrated Powerlink’s ability to deliver complex engineering work in densely populated urban areas,” Dr Lynham said.

“The project required intricate traffic management planning to ensure activities were completed safely, efficiently and with minimal impacts in the surrounding area.

“We thank landholders, local communities and motorists for their patience while this essential project was delivered.”

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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