Powerlink has developed a number of research and monitoring projects which help identify opportunities for improvement. 

To ensure we keep improving our environmental performance, we’ve developed a number of research and monitoring projects which help us identify opportunities for improvement.

Examples of current projects include: 

  • Koala Research investigating the utilisation, range, population, genetics and disease dynamics of koalas in the western foothills of the D`Aguilar Range. This research is undertaken by the University of Queensland
  • Investigating Giant rat’s tail grass research with the aim of determining the feasibility of making the pest palatable to grazing stock as a management tool
  • Continuing monitoring for our Grandchester offset plantation
  • Monitoring of 9 Mahogany Glider poles at Lily Creek (in the area near the Ingham-Tully transmission line) as part of a five-year project due for completion in 2018.

Ingham to Tully EPBC reporting

Powerlink also has a number of reporting obligations from its Ingham to Tully 275/132kV Transmission Line Replacement Project, which was fully completed in October 2013.

As a requirement of the Commonwealth's Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) approval, Powerlink must publish the following reports on our website:


If you’d like further information about our research and monitoring projects, please call us on 1800 635 369 during office hours.

Mahogany glider

Mahogany Glider