Sher Roberts, South Golden Beach
In the past two months I have issued the Byron Shire Council (BSC) three times with a Question on Notice (QON).
Last week, I submitted a QON to Council with ample time and was given a formal receipt; which included my request to attend the Council meeting (24 June) in person and read my question. Unfortunately, I was not given the opportunity to (my one minute was going to hold the meeting up), even though I had waited patiently for two hours for my turn to be heard.
Here is the Question on Notice I submitted: ‘If Council has not received any information about Telco carriers’ plans for the deployment of 5G millimetre wave infrastructure, why has it not requested such information from carriers, as it is entitled to do under the Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code and has been requested of Council on a number of occasions?’
A variant of this question has been asked multiple times by multiple people to date. Frankly, I am at a loss to understand why Council does not want to obtain such important information. The community deserves to have access to this information before it’s too late to object.