Grafton yachties pleased with fix
GRAFTON yachts and catamarans can now be safely rigged in the northern end of Corcoran Park without fear of accidentally making contact with overhead power lines.
Country Energy, which is now known as Essential Energy, replaced the overhead 11KV aerial line with underground cables last week.
Clarence Valley Council assisted by digging trenches, removing garbage and backfilling the trench with sand.
The work also involved the relocation of the 11KV transformer to outside the park boundary, and the installation of a new transformer pole.
Removal of overhead power lines and reconnection of power between the transformer and the park via underground cable has made this rigging area safe.
The Clarence River Yacht Club asked for the power lines to be removed as the lines transverse the area between North Street and the Clarence River at Corcoran Park.
The area in front of the Clarence River Yacht Club is used by yachts and catamarans to stand their masts prior to launch in the river.
They then had to be very careful when moving boats to the river to avoid making contact with the 11KV overhead powerlines.
The Clarence River Yacht Club would like to thank The Clarence Valley Council and Essential Energy for their assistance in making this area safer for water activities.