TransGrid takes skies ahead of bush fire season

TransGrid plans to inspect more than 12,900 km of infrastructure across the state in the lead up to the bush fire season. Photo: supplied.

TransGrid plans to inspect more than 12,900 km of infrastructure across the state in the lead up to the bush fire season. Photo: supplied.

A low flying plane near Goulburn Mulwaree and across the Yass Valley, led by TransGrid, will aim to inspect high voltage transmission lines in the lead up to the bush fire season.

These annual aerial patrols, expected to be conducted over the next month, will assess the TransGrid towers and powerlines, vegetation enroachments and maintenance issues. 

About 12,900 km of transmission lines and infrastructure is expected to be inspected.

“These annual safety inspections are an important part of our comprehensive maintenance program to ensure the transmission network is safe for the community and our staff,” TransGrid Manager Customers and Stakeholders Zoe Allebone said.

“Residents across the region may see low-flying helicopters moving along our transmission lines.” 

The inspections will begin on August 14, and will make journeys to the surrounding region from August 18-24. 

For more information on where TransGrid’s helicopter will fly over contact TranGrid’s toll-free hotline on 1800 222 537.

The story Aerial patrols ahead of summer season first appeared on Goulburn Post.

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