Black Saturday powerline fix reduced risks over 400%

VICTORIA'S Aurecon-led electrical transmission upgrade program introduced following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires has been revealed to reduce powerline bushfire risk by over 430%.

Black Saturday powerline fix reduced risks over 400% Black Saturday powerline fix reduced risks over 400% Black Saturday powerline fix reduced risks over 400% Black Saturday powerline fix reduced risks over 400% Black Saturday powerline fix reduced risks over 400%

File photo: workers attend the site of a bushfire

Bare wires running through areas with vegetation were ultimately moved underground or insulated; this was complemented by the introduction of detection hardware that shuts down power line transmission