TransGrid takes flight

21/08/2015

TransGrid will take to the skies across its network over the coming weeks to conduct inspections of its high voltage transmission lines.

“Our annual aerial patrol inspections which makes up part of our comprehensive transmission line maintenance program are critical in helping to ensure reliability and safety of the public, our staff and network,” Community Engagement Manager, Paul Johnson said.

The annual inspections are conducted in early spring to identify and address any issues prior to summer. A specialist team will inspect more than 12,900 kilometres of transmission line and infrastructure across TransGrid’s state-wide network

During the inspections TransGrid will look for any vegetation encroachments along transmission line easements and inspect infrastructure for any damage.    

“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,” Mr Johnson added.

Weather permitting; the inspections will cover TransGrid’s high voltage transmission lines throughout NSW and will take place on:

​Area – Greater Sydney, Western Sydney, Illawarra and South Coast

​23/08    


Picnic Point, Ingleburn, Minto, Glenfield, Barden Ridge, Menai, Orchard Hills
24/08    Horsley Park, Greendale, Mittagong, Bannaby, Marulan, Mossvale, Kangaloon, Wongawilli, Avon, Dapto
25/08    
Dapto, Fitzroy Falls, Kangaroo Valley, Nerriga, Marulan, Sutton Forest, Dapto 
28/08    Ingleburn, Gregory Hills, Wallerawang, Horsley Park, Wetherill Park, Smithfield, Liverpool, Edmondson Park, Glenfield, West Hoxton, Kemps Creek, Riverstone
31/08    Horsley Park,  Schofields, Kenthurst, Dural, Belrose, Hornsby Heights, Hawkesbury River, Galston
01/09    Horsley Park, Hawkesbury River, Maraylya, Mt Druitt, Regentville, Colo Heights, Glenmore Park, Emu Heights
​02/09

​Picnic Point, Barden Ridge, Dapto, Avon, Menangle, Mt Annan, Kemps Creek, Hawkesbury River, Vineyard, Werrington

​ ​Area - Central West

​31/08
Orange, Mt Piper, Wallerawang, Panorama 
01/09
Orange, Wellington, Wollar, Mudgee
02/09
Mudgee, Wollar, Mt Piper, Wallerawang, Orange
03/09
Orange, Molong, Wellington, Mt Piper
04/09
Orange, Mt Piper, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes
07/09
Parkes, Wellington, Beryl, Mudgee
08/09
Mudgee, Beryl, Mt Piper

​ ​Area – Mid North Coast and New England/ North West NSW

​14/09
 Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Nambucca, Raleigh, Armidale, Kempsey
15/09
Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Armidale, Dorrigo
16/09
Grafton, Lismore, Tenterfield, Armidale
17/09
Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes, Tamworth
​18/09Narrabri, Gunnedah, Tamworth
​22/09​Tamworth, Armidale, Bonshaw

​Area – Riverina and South East NSW ​

​14/09
 Wagga Wagga, Darlington Point, Balranald, Buronga
15/09
Buronga, Broken Hill, Griffith, Darlington Point
16/09
Griffith, Yanco, Darlington Point, Coleambally, Deniliquin,  Finely 
17/09
Finely, Uranquinty, Wagga Wagga, Yanco
18/09
Wagga Wagga, Jindera, Dederang, Albury, Hume Weir
21/09
Wagga Wagga, Talbingo, Tumut, Gadara, Yass
22/09
Yass, Marulan, Bannaby, Porters Retreat, Yass
23/09
Yass, Canberra, Tumut
24/09
Yass, Murray, Canberra
25/09
Yass, Bannaby, Shoal Haven River, Capital Wind Farm, Canberra, Spring Flat
28/09
Yass, Boorowa River, Murrumburrah, Wagga Wagga, Tumut, Burrinjuck
29/09
Canberra, Queanbeyan, Williamsdale, Cooma, Guthega, Murray
30/09
Cooma, Williamsdale, Canberra

Area – Hunter and Mid North Coast ​ ​

​28/09
Newcastle, Taree, Port Macquarie, Waratah, Lake Macquarie
29/09
Newcastle, Vales Point, Hawkesbury River, Central Coast 
30/09
Newcastle, Central Coast, Hawkesbury River, MacDonald River, Singleton
01/10
Newcastle, Muswellbrook, Murrurundi, Singleton
02/10
Muswellbrook, Putty, Goulburn Valley, Newcastle


*This schedule is subject to change

For more information on where TransGrid’s helicopter will be over the coming months, please contact TransGrid’s toll-free hotline on 1800 222 537.