Telstra is looking at a new site for a proposed phone tower in Bushfield, but objectors say the location will be no better than the last.
They say there are prepared to take the fight all the way to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal if they have to.
Telstra confirmed it was now working through plans for a new mobile site at Bushfield - the decision to switch locations coming after a meeting with the council and the community in May.
"The need for a new mobile site in Bushfield isn't going away, so we're committed to finding a solution that delivers better coverage and better services for the local community," a Telstra spokesperson said.
"We'll have more to say on this site soon and we'll ensure everyone is kept informed through the process."
Original plans for a $250,000 35-metre 4G and 5G tower on McKenzies Road at Bushfield were submitted to the council last year.
The petitions called for the tower to be moved and to not have another one so close to the existing NBN/Optus tower at the nearby Bushfield Recreation Reserve.
Resident Doug Gall said the first site for the tower had been "knocked back" but there were now plans to move it closer to the highway - something objectors weren't keen on either.
"It doesn't do us any favours. We still end up living between two towers,' he said.
"We know there has to be a tower. No one is saying don't build one or don't put one up. All we're saying is, take it away from families and children.
"There's plenty of vacant farm land around."
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Mr Gall said that while the exact location Telstra was now looking to erect a tower was not known, he said he understood it was still on the same property but closer to the highway.
"We certainly don't have a definitive site for it yet," he said.
Not knowing exactly where it might go, he said, had left all parties stuck in limbo.
"We're prepared to fight it all the way to VCAT if we have to," Mr Gall said.
He said his understanding was that the project was "essentially starting from scratch again" and meant that while their previous objections would be retained for any new application by Telstra, objectors would have to submit new ones as well.
"As far as we're concerned, it makes no difference to the first place they were going to put it," Mr Gall said.
"It still puts a dozen families between two towers and in fact it makes it even worse for the residents that live across the other side of Mortlake Road.
"Instead of doing anyone any favors, it's probably a worse site to choose."
Mr Gall said they were disappointed by what they feel was a lack of consultation from Telstra about the proposed tower in the early stages of the proposal.
"Now there's bad blood in the community and it's a shame," he said.
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