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Why you might see low-flying helicopters

Powerlink Queensland
Powerlink Queensland will be undertaking aerial inspections across the region.

Low-flying helicopters will carry out routine maintenance inspections of transmission lines across the Bundaberg region from July until September.

Specialist crews will carry out work across the region including around Gin Gin, Lake Monduran and Rosedale.

During the aerial inspections, helicopter pilots will seek to maintain the maximum distance practically possible from houses, livestock and crops.

A Powerlink spokesperson said the inspections were an essential maintenance activity and they hoped to carry out these works with minimum disruption.

“We aim to be as quick and non-disruptive as possible, but there is potential for some noise during the inspections,” the spokesperson said.

“Local residents may see the helicopter moving relatively quickly and at a low level along the transmission lines, and in some instances it may need to pause to enable closer inspection of the lines. We are also aware that low-flying helicopters have the potential to startle livestock.“

“As such, we are encouraging landholders with an easement on or near their property to register their contact details with us to receive more information about upcoming patrols in their area.” 

For any concerns or enquiries go to www.powerlink.com.au/helicopteractivities or contact Powerlink during business hours on 1800 635 369 to register.

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