Home Community Helicopter inspections help keep transmission lines safe

Helicopter inspections help keep transmission lines safe

Powerlink Queensland
Powerlink Queensland will be carrying out aerial inspections during April and May.

Throughout April and May Bundaberg Region residents may notice a helicopter flying at a low level near transmission lines as Powerlink Queensland carries out aerial inspections.

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.

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

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

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

Mr Edwards 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, it may need to hover to enable closer inspection of the lines,” he said.

Mr Edwards said Powerlink was aware that low-flying helicopters had the potential to startle livestock and encouraged anyone with questions about the patrols and the planned timing to contact Powerlink for further information.

For further information visit www.powerlink.com.au/helicopter-activities.

Community news

Emerging Young Creators Market showcases talent

The Emerging Young Creators Market at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery on Friday evening showcased young local talent and was a big success.

People with disabilities recognised for good work

The good work done by the team at the Bundaberg Materials Recovery Facility was recognised on International Day of People with Disabilities.

Paradise Markets celebrate 12 Days of Christmas

Paradise Markets at Bargara will celebrate a momentous first year of operation with Christmas Celebration markets on Sunday from 8am to 1pm.

Bundaberg 4WD celebrates Christmas, awards

Recently the Bundaberg 4WD Club celebrated a very different end to the year for the club’s activities, which were slowed down by the pandemic.

Salvation Army will deliver Christmas joy to kids

Toy run riders will drop off toys to the Salvation Army Church at Avenell Heights between 8am and noon on Saturday, with non-riders also encouraged to deliver gifts for children of all ages.

Recent Comments

CONNECT

26,969FansLike
4,005FollowersFollow
136FollowersFollow
61SubscribersSubscribe
>