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Community & Business

14 May, 2022

New Telstra tower approved for Atherton

A NEW Telstra tower will be constructed in Atherton after the telecommunications giant lodged an appeal against a decision by Tablelands Regional Council to reject its application earlier this year.


A NEW Telstra tower will be constructed in Atherton after the telecommunications giant lodged an appeal against a decision by Tablelands Regional Council to reject its application earlier this year. 

The application was for a 27m tower in Vernon Street, aimed at improving 4G and 5G services within the town’s CBD and surrounding areas. 

But council rejected it, citing concerns about the emissions from the tower and that the height of the facility would contravene the planning scheme. 

However, at its recent meeting, council voted not to defend the appeal and advise Telstra and the court that council “has changed its position and will compile conditions for approval”.

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