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Towers galore in Ocean Shores

Kim Mikac, Byron Bay

Shame on the Ocean Shores Country Club for even entertaining the notion of hosting another telco monstrosity atop its club building.

One ugly tower already looms ominously over the pristine grounds and nearby homes. Telstra has asked to erect a second, taller one, which they admit is a precursor to the controversial 5G. Many members, and locals, are appalled at the idea of another unsightly base station, which at best will lower property prices, and at worst, poses health and environmental risks according to a huge international body opposing these massive structures.  

The problem is that safety remains untested. We are the human guinea pigs. The board is undecided, but so far has refused to hear from anyone in the ‘anti’ camp. Yet Telstra have been allowed a trade show on site. Hmmm, risk members’ health and wealth for the paltry sum of $13k a year? Hardly a Friday night’s bar takings! I cry foul. 

Objectors have till Monday to have their say via email [email protected]


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3 responses to “Towers galore in Ocean Shores”

  1. Ginga says:

    Wow.. sounds like a great place not to visit.. wouldn’t wanna go there for lunch….
    5metres distance required for microwave frequency. That sounds…. really…. cute!
    Zzz….zzzzx….zzzzzz…. zzzzz…

    Um.. that sounds unpleasant!

  2. George Mikhael says:

    Ocean shore require a localised coverage that would benefit the community and the businesses of Ocean Shore. The proposed antennas on the top of the Country club do not include 5G technologies. The proposed antennas would only increase the EME by 0.49%. With the proposed Base Station, the residents and the businesses in Ocean shores would experience call blockage, call dropouts, and limited download and upload speed. currently the Ocean Shore coverage come from a remote base Station called Billinudgel and the base Station is at full capacity. If you care about the community and its safety, you should encourage the deployment of this Base Station.

  3. Anton says:

    Cancer or convenience, you choose…..

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