TransGrid helicopter patrols to identify bushfire risk and maintenance issues

Helicopter patrols will inspect the electricity transmission network around the Manning in coming weeks to identify any potential bushfire risks and assess the condition of towers and powerlines.

Weather permitting, TransGrid will inspect high voltage transmission lines across from Monday, July 8 around Taree, Mondrook, Bootawa, Tinonee, Brimbin, Melinga and Lansdowne.

The patrols identify vegetation encroachments and check infrastructure.