Mike Stav, Mullumbimby.
The so-called ‘community consultation’ by NBN Co at the Coorabell Hall last Thursday was a failure at both assembling the ‘community’ and at ‘consulting’ effectively.
They only notified residents within 2 km of the proposed microwave tower. Consultation consisted of one-on-one interactions diced with misleading information while simultaneously not knowing answers to important questions. However they did seem well- rained at their job – to brush off opposition by any means possible.
The test of a DA will flush out the truth. I’m sorry, it’s a little bit of trouble for our council, but it is not unreasonable to ask. If you look closely at what is not permitted in RU zoning, having Council request a DA is the logical next step before it’s too late.
Prevention is better than cure – (better than punishment).