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]