An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range.
It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion Pty Ltd to build a large tower, in a high fire danger area, on top of the ridgeline behind Mullumbimby, and ‘…it is anticipated that the proposal is unlikely to pose a risk to the environment’.
If we still don’t know what caused the fire in the Mullumbimby tower, what stops it happening again only [this time] in a high fire danger area?
The cheaper, already available new-school satellite phones or the old-school handheld radios were the uncontested winners last disaster – with the added benefit of no reported fire issues. The towers were like Stone Age tech in comparison, so how would another tower create safety?
Reportedly, this tower will be enormous and used for undisclosed commercial purposes as well, as is usual. We have until 4 November to ask Sean Jeffs, senior planner for Catalyst One Pty Ltd who is actually employed by Amalgamation Pty Ltd, questions via James McIver on 0423 187 012 or by email [email protected]
It’s always good to get in writing how Sean Jeffs defines safety for our community.