Shire has made its power plan

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CAM­PASPE Shire has adopted a plan to man­age pow­er­lines.

Coun­cil adopted the elec­tric line clear­ance man­age­ment plan 2017-18, meet­ing its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties un­der the Elec­tric­ity Safety Act 1998, at this month’s meet­ing.

The pur­pose of the plan is to lessen the im­pacts of veg­e­ta­tion on power lines in the de­clared ar­eas of Echuca, Kyabram and Rochester.

Coun­cil is re­quired to de­velop an elec­tric line clear­ance man­age­ment plan and re­view it an­nu­ally.

Up­dat­ing of the plan takes ac­count of any new leg­is­la­tion and is in­formed by data col­lected by coun­cil’s ar­borist who con­ducts an an­nual au­dit to iden­tify veg­e­ta­tion that has, or has the po­ten­tial to, en­croach into the clear­ance space.

A pro­gram of veg­e­ta­tion clear­ing is com­piled from the re­sults of the au­dit and a con­trac­tor will be en­gaged to re­move the iden­ti­fied veg­e­ta­tion.

An­nette Waters

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