Powerlink Helicopter Patrols in Moreton Bay Region
To ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of Powerlink Queensland’s high voltage electricity network, low-flying helicopters will carry out routine maintenance inspections of transmission lines across South Queensland throughout May and June (weather permitting).
Our specialist crews will carry out this work across parts of the Everton, Pine Rivers, Cooper, Nicklin, Maryborough, Callide, Southern Downs, Gympie, Burnett, Glass House, Pumicestone, Kurwongbah, Jordan, Noosa, Warrego, Lockyer, Moggill, Bundamba, Toowoomba North, Condamine, Ferny Grove and Nanango electorates, where Powerlink’s network is located.
These patrols are an essential part of Powerlink’s maintenance activities to ensure the transmission network is safe for the community and staff, and completing the work with minimum disruption to customers was a key focus.
During the aerial inspections, the helicopter pilot will seek to maintain the maximum distance practically possible from houses, livestock and crops. Local residents may see the helicopter moving relatively quickly and at a low level along the transmission lines, and in some instances, it may need to hover to enable closer inspection of the lines.
To assist with raising awareness of these activities, we are:
- issuing a media release to local media outlets
- updating our social media channels
- including a list of planned patrols on our website.
We aim to be as quick and non-disruptive as possible, but there is potential for some noise during the inspections. We are also aware that low-flying helicopters have the potential to startle livestock.
As such, we are encouraging landholders with an easement on or near their property to register their contact details with us to receive more information about upcoming patrols in their area.
We understand that your constituents may contact you from time to time for information about our activities. More details visit our website www.powerlink.com.au (go to ‘Network → Maintenance → Helicopter activities’) or contact us during business hours on FREECALL 1800 635 369 to find out more and register or update their contact details.