To maintain a safe and reliable supply 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).

Inspections will take place in:
  • Alton Downs
  • Blackwater
  • Bouldercombe
  • Bracewell
  • Duaringa
  • Eton
  • Glenella
  • Gogango
  • Gracemere
  • Greenmount (Mackay)
  • Homebush
  • Kabra
  • Koumala
  • Mackenzie River
  • Moranbah
  • Mount Britton
  • Mount Coolon
  • Nebo
  • North Eton
  • Oakenden
  • Pleystowe
  • South Trees
  • Stanage
  • Stanwell
  • Tieri
  • Valkyrie
  • Victoria Plains
  • West Mackay
  • Yarwun
During the aerial inspections, the specialist helicopter pilot and team 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 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.
They are also aware that low-flying helicopters have the potential to startle livestock. As such, I encourage landholders with an easement on or near their property to register their contact details with them to receive more information about upcoming patrols.
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