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  • Helicopter activities

    Stringing transmission lines

    We use helicopters to string transmission lines during our construction projects. If you live in an area where we have a project, you can keep up-to-date with the project in our Project section.


    Maintenance patrols

    As part of our regular maintenance program and to protect the safety of the community and the operation of our assets, Powerlink conducts aerial patrols of land and vegetation controls around our transmission lines using low flying helicopters.


    Between Monday 11 August and Saturday 23 August 2014*, Powerlink will inspect transmission lines in the regions listed in the table below.


    During this activity, you may notice a helicopter flying at a low level near the transmission lines. The helicopter pilot will endeavour to maintain the maximum distance practically possible from houses, livestock and crops to minimise any disruptions to landholders.


    Powerlink thanks you for your understanding during these aerial patrols.

    Patrol region       (11-23 August 2014)

    Locations

    Mackay

    Farleigh, Habana, The Leap, Mount Ossa, Mount Pelion, Proserpine, Collinsville, Nebo, Hazledean, Eton, Walkerston     

    Townsville

    Stuart, Clare, Giru, Alligator Creek, Shirbourne, Brookhill, Oak Valley, Toonpan, Woodstock, Ross, Kelso, Lynam, Yabulu, Rangewood, Deeragun, Mount Low, Condon, Mount Stuart 

    Cairns

    Edmonton

     
    * These dates may change at late notice subject to weather conditions. 

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