Harcus River upgrade

Power. Works on the power line project along Harcus River Road will commence next week, with the project on track to be finalised early next year.

Circular Head Council was the recipient of a $1.5 million grant from the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement funds for Harcus River Road Infrastructure upgrades in 2012.

Mayor Daryl Quilliam said since then the council has been busy working through all the local issues associated with a 23 kilometre roll-out of new power lines.

“Council delegated the project management to the Circular Head Progress Group Inc, to assist with liaison with adjoining landowners, project research, aboriginal heritage studies, flora and fauna studies and project management.”

Circular Head Progress Group chairman John McNab said he was pleased to announce:

• The project will proceed, as the tendered costs will meet the $1.5 million budget;

•  A1 Tree Services, of Devonport, won the vegetation clearing tender;

• There will be 231 new power poles along the Harcus River Road frontage;

• Vegetation removal will commence from 9 December 2013, and be completed by March 2014; and

• Aurora is preparing services to commence poles and wires installation after Christmas.

“I look forward to the completion of the road and the agricultural growth that will occur as a result of having electricity delivered to approximately 25 land owners along the route,” Mr McNab said.

“There will be a significant upside in the productive capacity of all of the farms, including Woolnorth as power becomes available.”

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