Forestry Corporation is undertaking necessary bushfire protection works around the Ridges Plantation near the South Coast township of Towamba.
As part of bushfire preparedness, powerlines will be cleared of vegetation and pine trees will be felled near utility corridors.
These safety improvement works are required by Essential Energy.
“This is part of the bushfire season preparedness plan that Forestry Corporation is undertaking in the area to mitigate the bushfire risk to the township of Towamba,” Forestry Corporation District Manager Kristan Peters said.
“The pine logs removed as part of the powerline works will be salvaged for processing over the next two-weeks.
“As part of these works, fire breaks will also be improved in the Ridges Plantation ahead of the summer bushfire season,” he said.
To allow for these works to be undertaken Essential Energy has advised customers in the area that power supply will be disrupted on Sunday, October 15.