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Helicopter Inspections Of Power Lines Occurring Across Queensland

Jan. 22, 2021
Inspections will take place from January to March (weather permitting). 

Helicopter inspections over the coming months will help Powerlink Queensland maintain the reliability and safety of its electricity transmission network around the state.

Powerlink Executive General Manager Operations and Service Delivery Gary Edwards said the inspections were essential to Powerlink’s ongoing maintenance program to ensure the transmission network was reliable and safe for almost five million Queenslanders.

“Our aim is to be as quick and non-disruptive as we can when completing these inspections,” Edwards said in the Jan. 12 statement. “We want to [minimize] any potential disturbance to local residents near our transmission lines while this essential work is carried out. We appreciate their cooperation and patience.”

Helicopter inspections are an efficient and cost-effective way of identifying vegetation encroachments along transmission line easements and checking infrastructure for any maintenance issues.

Inspections will take place from January to March (weather permitting).

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