Michael Lyon, I understand you took the initiative to collaborate with neighbouring mayors in the Northern Rivers to address the issue of lockdowns in our region.
I’m sure you agree that this model of collaboration and direct action would be the most effective strategy to address the impending 5G small cell roll out across the Northern Rivers? Essential Energy and councils combined have tens of thousands of electricity poles in northern NSW, which will be used in the TelBU initiative, ‘a dedicated team approving installations of small cells (5G), CCTV, communication equipment and monitoring services on Essential Energy power assets’.
The US Court of Appeals, in August 2021, ruled that the telco industry safety guidelines no longer indicate that wireless ‘smart’ infrastructure and devices are safe.
Do you think any of your mayoral comrades have the resolve to say ‘No’ to thousands of small cells littering our beautiful environment and communities? We must pause before entering another rollout of wireless infrastructure, and call for a moratorium, until new guidelines are developed that protect the public.
Are you willing to lead the way?