A LIST of objections to a proposed National Broadband Network tower near Mailors Flat residences will go to Moyne Shire Council for review.
The council has received 10 formal objections to the 40-metre monopole on Ibbs Lane, while applications for six other telecommunication towers have been generally well-received in Mortlake, Woolsthorpe, Hawkesdale, Winslow, Panmure and Macarthur.
Opponents to the Mailors Flat monopole cited potential impacts on the Warrnambool Airport, lack of landscaping, substandard service to existing ADSL, close proximity to housing and health concerns due to exposure to radio emissions.
Mailors Flat resident Travis Madigan said a petition with at least 150 signatures would be submitted to the council this week.
“Pretty much all of Mailors Flat has signed it,” he said.
“We’ve had meetings with (member for Wannon) Dan Tehan and are in the process of writing to the health minister. We have called for a meeting with Visionstream (the tendered contractor) but they’re not interested in meeting until the permit is knocked back by council.
“There’s four major contradictions in their criteria that they have failed to meet in the application, so hopefully we have a leg to stand on.”
Shire mayor Jim Doukas said NBN Co now had the opportunity to respond to objections before the applications were presented to councillors for a final decision.