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Powerlink and Townsville City Council are currently working together during the maintenance phase of a dedicated greening program  to increase vegetation density and improve local habitat for local native wildlife – while promoting water efficiency.

The greening program is in response to Powerlink’s Garbutt to Alan Sherriff Transmission Line Replacement Project, which was essential to ensuring the safe and reliable supply of electricity in the Townsville region into the future.

Launched in October 2017, the initiative has involved:

  • planting trees at three family-friendly community events
  • enhancing the high-tech food garden at Heatley Secondary College (via installing water-efficient garden beds, refurbishing the bore pump within school grounds, planting fruit trees and increasing outdoor classroom activities for students)
  • revegetating the area near the Garbutt to Alan Sherriff transmission line.

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Three community tree planting events were held throughout April, May and June 2018 as part of this initiative. Powerlink thanks local community members for their support and involvement in planting 750 seedlings, with Townsville City Council planting an additional 1,250 seedlings along the transmission line corridor.

Intensive maintenance efforts to nurture the seedlings will continue until mid 2019, including ongoing watering, weeding, mulching, infill planting and herbicide treatment to encourage high survival and growth rates for the plantings. Once established, the trees will provide more green space and new habitats for local wildlife in the Townsville region. 

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More photos from these planting events are available on our Facebook page.

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Townsville planting

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Community, Environmental