Powerlink Queensland is set to commence helicopter inspections over the coming months, to maintain reliability and safety in its electricity transmission network around the state.
Powerlink Executive General Manager Operations and Service Delivery, Gary Edwards, said the inspections were essential to Powerlink’s ongoing maintenance program to ensure the transmission network was reliable and safe for almost five million Queenslanders.
“Our aim is to be as quick and non-disruptive as we can when completing these inspections,” Mr Edwards said.
“We want to minimise any potential disturbance to local residents near our transmission lines while this essential work is carried out. We appreciate their cooperation and patience.”
Helicopter inspections are an efficient and cost-effective way of identifying vegetation encroachments along transmission line easements and checking infrastructure for any maintenance issues.
Inspections will take place from January to March (weather permitting).