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June 27, 2022

Wilsons Creek residents opposing Telstra tower

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Wilsons’ Creek Hall was brimming with the 70 strong crowd who came to find out about the proposed Telstra tower currently being considered for the valley. Photo Mike Stavro.

A crowd of over 70 concerned Wilson Creek residents packed the local hall on Wednesday night to hear about and form opposition to Telstra’s plans for a 35 meter microwave tower in the bottom of the valley located at the exchange.

Several residences will be located in close proximity to the tower ‘and as such will be subjected to levels of microwave radiation scientifically proven to cause biological effects’ the meeting was told.

Geological stability of the site came into question as according to locals sink holes are known to appear in the road in front of the site after heavy rain.

Being an environmentally sensitive area the meeting heard from a recent report to UNESCO which detailed the decline and disappearance of birds, insects and animals in the vicinity of the Mt Nardi transmitters with the introduction of 3 and 4G.

Telstra has given no indication to residents that it has public liability insurance for damage or injury caused by electromagnetic radiation. The meeting was told that ‘it is known insurers won’t provide it’.

A Development Application is currently on exhibition (DA 102018.233.1).

Residents have asked for and received  a two week extension to the exhibition period which now closes on July 4.

Many locals consider this to be one of the few habitable areas of the shire remaining for people to avoid microwave radiation, those present were urged to make strident opposition.

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  1. As a long-term resident of Wanganui Gorge, whilst I am opposed to radiation and microwaves in our valleys, is Telstra going to improve my ADSL landline ?

    I regularly achieve only 0.4 MbPS, maybe 0.7, best ever is 2.8, but that is rare.

    Telstra don’t want to fix the existing copper wire network, so where does that leave us as far as options go ?

    In a world where even old hippies like me need to be ‘in touch’ we deserve a better telecommunications resolution. Turkmenistan has faster speeds than me…

  2. 5G URGENT INFORMATION: This can allegedly affect our oxygen absorption which can produce paralysis, arrhythmia, neurological problems, tingling in your extremities, fatigue and other health problems.
    Please share widely and let’s educate as communities to oppose this health outrage. https://www.facebook.com/eeshira.hart/posts/10216472647587336
    Can 170 Scientists in 37 countries be wrong?
    World’s largest study (US$25 million dollar) shows statistically significant increase in incidence in brain and heart cancer

  3. The article states: “Telstra has given no indication to residents that it has public liability insurance for damage or injury caused by electromagnetic radiation.” The article appears to be suggesting the risk are high such that insurance companies are unwilling to cover them. The reality is it is quite normal for a very large organisation to self insure for risks that it has been advised to be low, so the absence of insurance would be a reflection of the low risk rather than high risk.


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