On Wednesday 30th September, there will be a helicopter operating on the island between the hours of 10:00am to 2:00pm, to position new power poles along Thompson St.

The flight operations and low-level flight path has been approved by CASA, permit CASA.LOFLY.0788.

The helicopter will pick up the power poles from Catherine Park. There will be hazardous down drafts and high noise during flight operations, along with suspended loads.

We ask for your co-operation to ensure that we have a safe work area for you and for our employees. There can be no residents or public spectating in the park or from Tennis Wharf.

We will have people positioned at the wharf and at Pitt View St to control pedestrian movements whilst the helicopter is over the park.

There will be helicopter warning signs placed at access points to the drop zone along Thompson St. We trust that you will obey these signs during the flight duration. The exclusion zone, shown on this map, is for your safety.

If you live inside of the exclusion zone, shown below in red, could you please vacate your home during the flight operation times from 10:00am to 2:00pm. If you have loose, light weight items around your home, it would be best if they are stored or weighted down as the down drafts could blow them away.

As it is school holidays, we ask that you keep your children out of Catherine Park and out of the exclusion zone for their safety.

This is a high risk operation carried out by professional pilots. Our number one priority is the safety of the island residents and of our workers.  We need you to work with us so that we can concentrate on completing our task without delays caused by people not following our instructions.

In the event of high winds, greater than 15 knots, the flight operations will be cancelled and rescheduled the following day, Wednesday 30/09, at the same time.

If you have any questions, please email l.bertoia@australianpowerservices.com.au or contact SIRA.

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