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Bushfire prevention


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Bushfires pose a serious risk to life, property and the environment. Managing risk by removing hazards from the electricity network is a responsibility that’s shared between Ausgrid, our customers and the community.

Ausgrid’s annual bushfire prevention program uses helicopter and drone patrols to inspect the network to check for, and assess, any damage that could increase the risk of bushfires. Specialist crews will inspect powerlines, pole tops and vegetation across the network, and will contact relevant property owners whose private power poles also require maintenance.