TransGrid takes flight

14/09/2016

TransGrid takes flight across the Riverina

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

"Our annual aerial patrol inspections are part of our comprehensive transmission line maintenance program, which is critical to help ensure reliability and safety of the public, our staff and network," Community Engagement Specialist Melissa Maurer 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.

"During this time, local residents may see low-flying helicopters moving along our transmission lines," Ms Maurer said.

"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 inspections will cover high voltage transmission lines across the following areas:

12/09

Wagga Wagga, Darlington Point, Balranald and Buronga

13/09

Redcliff, Buronga, Broken Hill, Griffith and Darlington Point

14/09

Griffith, Yanco, Darlington Point, Coleambally, Deniliquin and Finley

15/09

Finley, Uranquinty, Wagga Wagga and Yanco

16/09

17/09

Wagga Wagga, Talbingo, Blowering Dam, Tumut, Gadara, Jindera and Dederang

Wagga Wagga