Powerlink high voltage electricity networks in Central Queensland will be patrolled by helicopters over the coming weeks.

Powerlink Chief Executive, Merryn York, said the patrols, taking place during April, were essential to Powerlink’s ongoing maintenance program, and completing this work with minimum disruption to local residents and communities was a key focus.

“Our aim is to be as quick and non-disruptive as we can when completing these patrols,” Ms York said.

“We want to minimise any potential disturbance to local communities near Powerlink’s transmission lines while this essential work is carried out. We appreciate their cooperation and patience.”

Ms York said during the aerial inspections, the helicopter pilot would endeavour to maintain the maximum distance practically possible from houses, livestock and crops.

“Local residents may see the helicopter moving relatively quickly and at a low level along our transmission lines, and in some instances, the helicopter may need to pause to enable closer inspection of the lines,” she said.

 

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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