Public Notice – Powerlink helicopter patrols Clare, Millaroo and Dalbeg

Council wishes to advise that Powerlink Queensland will perform routine maintenance of transmission lines across Clare, Millaroo and Dalbeg during April and May, 2016 (weather permitting).

The aerial patrols of land and vegetation around Powerlink’s transmission lines will be done using low-flying helicopters.

Powerlink aims to carry out the work with minimum disruption to local residents however there is potential for some noise during the inspections. Low flying helicopters also have the potential to startle some livestock.

As such, Powerlink encourages landholders with an easement on or near their property to register their contact details with the organisation to receive more information about upcoming patrols in the area.

During the aerial inspections, the helicopter pilot will seek to maintain the maximum distance practically possible from houses, livestock and crops. Residents may see the helicopter moving relatively quickly and at a low level along the transmission lines, and in some instances, the helicopter may need to pause to enable closer inspection of the lines.

This maintenance ensures the ongoing safety and reliability of Powerlink’s high voltage electricity network and protects the safety of the community.

For more information please visit the Powerlink Queensland website or contact the company freecall on 1800 635 369.

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