Storm Season is a Timely Reminder

Mackay Regional Council acknowledges that recent storms are a timely reminder to northern communities that trees and powerlines don't mix.

Unfortunately, much of the damaged caused by storms and cyclones involves large unsuitable trees being planted too close to buildings and powerlines. 

With assistance from Ergon Energy and Greening Australia, Council has identified a list of native plants suitable for planting under powerlines within the shire.

This information has been made available in a small brochure funded through Ergon Energy's Plant Smart program.

The brochure identifies a number of suitable native species that will not grow taller than Ergon's stipulated maximum height of 4 metres for plants growing under powerlines. 

For further information download the PDF

Contact: Maya Harrison

Phone: 49527300