Telcos under Council gaze

LOCKYER Valley Regional Council councillors were divided when it came to the decision for an application for a telecommunications facility at Cricket Road, Brightview.

There were arguments for the immediate installation of the facility to improve much-needed phone coverage in the area but there were concerns over the health and wellbeing of nearby residents.

The land also runs into areas of Kensington Grove, a quiet community which could have a 40 metre monopole tower soaring above some residents if the land it is on borders their properties.

Mayor Steve Jones said the proposal must be carefully considered and that things are done to proper standards.

“We recognise the needs for telecommunications but we must look at it properly and it must not impinge on the lifestyle of people in our region,” Cr Jones said.

“There may be health effects and we must formulate it in a way and do it correctly while talking with residents about it,” he said.

Some have also questioned the aesthetic benefits although Queensland Health has advised there to be no reason for the application not to proceed.


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