Kim Sporton, Byron Bay
At last, a moment of sanity in this increasingly mad world. Byron Shire Council has become the first council in Australia to seek a moratorium on the rollout of 5G.
This follows enormous community backlash after Telstra’s attempts to turn on 5G at the Mullumbimby tower. Council has passed a unanimous motion, stating Council does not currently support the proposed upgrade and continues to support a moratorium on 5G infrastructure. They are requesting a comprehensive review of the cumulative impacts of 5G; identification of who holds responsibility for the ongoing monitoring of cumulative impacts; a commitment to review current planning processes for installations.