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 Central Queensland during July through to September (weather permitting).
The specialist crews will carry out this work covering the Duaringa and Lilyvale areas.
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, it may need to pause to enable closer inspection of the lines.
They aim to be as quick and non-disruptive as possible, but there is potential for some noise during the inspections. The are also aware that low flying helicopters have the potential to startle livestock. As such, they are encouraging landholders with an easement on or near their property to register their contact details with them to receive more information about upcoming patrols in their area.
For further information, visit their website www.powerlink.com.au/helicopter-activities or phone Freecall 1800 635 369 during business hours.