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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).


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1 COMMENT

  1. I suspect the reason for the 2 km notification was that with the exponential decay of the radiated RF energy at a distance at 2km it would be approaching zero, as far as effects on tissue anyway. But you are right to complain. They should have had the foresight to realise that people dont trust bureaucracies, especially NGO,s.Especially Canberra NGO,s. Like experts stating there are no negative health effects from windfarms and solar energy hasnt caused 10,s of millions of dollars damage to electronics in QLD ( dont know about other states).

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