Helicopter patrols will inspect the electricity transmission network across the New England region in coming weeks to identify any potential bushfire risks and assess the condition of TransGrid towers and powerlines.
The Tenterfield area will be covered in the week from April 30 to May 4, with the schedule weather-dependent.
“Residents across the region may see low-flying helicopters moving along our transmission lines,” TransGrid’s Customer Engagement Manager Darren Clarke said.
“We would like to thank the community for their understanding as we carry out our inspection program and remind the public to exercise caution around transmission lines and towers.”
TransGrid’s aerial patrols are conducted to identify and address any issues prior to summer. A specialist team will inspect more than 13,000 kilometres of transmission line and infrastructure across TransGrid’s statewide network.
The patrols identify vegetation encroachments along transmission line easements and check infrastructure for any maintenance issues.
For more information on where TransGrid’s helicopter will fly over coming weeks you can call the tollfree hotline on 1800 222 537. Updates about the aerial patrols can also be found at www.transgrid.com.au.
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