Friday, 29 November 2013

QLD Phone tower plan rings alarm bells for St Helens school

Phone tower plan rings alarm bells for St Helens school

The proposed site of a phone tower near St Helens State School in Maryborough.
The proposed site of a phone tower near St Helens State School in Maryborough. Contributed
A PARENTS and citizens committee has united against a proposed Telstra phone tower being erected within 250m of their school.

Kelly Scougall, president of the P and C at St Helens State School in Maryborough, encouraged those opposed to the phone tower being placed so close to the school to lodge an objection with the Fraser Coast Regional Council, which will be in charge of either rejecting or approving the project.
If the application was successful, the land would be rezoned from rural dwelling to telecommunications facility.
"We strongly oppose the rezoning of that land," Ms Scougall said.
"We want to create awareness so people can have a say on this."
Ms Scougall said she hoped if enough people objected, the council would reject the proposed site of the tower.

The public has until December 3 to make a submission.