Powerlink refitted our existing Runcorn to Belmont transmission line to ensure a safe, reliable and cost effective supply of high voltage electricity continues to be supplied to the Brisbane metropolitan area. The project involved maintenance activities on 24 transmission towers that were built in 1971.
On-ground works took place between July and December 2016 and included strengthening tower foundations, replacing corroded bolts and steelwork, cleaning and painting towers, and restoring anti-climbing barriers. All activities were undertaken in accordance with rigorous environmental management requirements.
In conjunction with this project, Powerlink undertook a community and environment initiative in partnership with the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) and St Laurence's College. The initiative improved the environment at St Laurence's College Runcorn Playing Fields, which is adjacent to Bulimba Creek and traversed by the Algester to Runcorn transmission line.
On-ground works were completed in December 2016. We thank landholders and stakeholders for their understanding and cooperation during these important works.