Ergon Energy will be starting maintenance on the powerline between Blackwater and Emerald to secure the electricity supply in the area and will be adopting an innovating approach to limit power outages for customers.

This maintenance will involve inspecting the poles along the route and fixing defects where they are found. Where problems are identified, the pole will either be replaced or they will adopt a pole rebutting approach. Initial inspections along the corridor are scheduled to start in late February.

For more information about the Blackwater to Emerald Pole Rebutting Project, to provide feedback or to register for future updates electronically via email or SMS, contact Senior Community Engagement Adviser Kate Austin on 1300 653055 or email [email protected]