Helicopter patrols will fly over the New England region soon to identify any potential bushfire risks and check the condition of the electricity network.
A specialist team will inspect more than 13,000km of transmission line and infrastructure across TransGrid’s statewide network.
The patrols will be looking for vegetation that’s encroaching along power line easements and checking infrastructure for any maintenance issues.
“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 spokesman Darren Clarke said.
“Residents across the region may see low-flying helicopters moving along our transmission lines.
“We would like to thank the community for their understanding as we carry out our inspection program and remind the public to exercise caution around transmission lines and towers.”
Weather permitting, the flyovers will take place from April 30 to May 4 over Tamworth, Armidale, Glen Innes and Tenterfield.
They will continue from May 7 to 11 around Tamworth, Armidale and Glen Innes, as well as Narrabri, Texas, Inverell, Moree, Boggabri and Gunnedah.
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