Council proposal leads to call on Federal Government
Local Government NSW will call on the Federal Government to consult with local councils and the community about the 5G network rollouts, after a proposal was put to its annual conference by Central Coast Council.
Both deputy mayor Cr Jane Smith and Cr Kyle MacGregor spoke, saying the main issue was around the lack of control over the planning issues.
In a note to the conference, council said the technology's promise of lightning fast speeds meant the 5G networks needed five times the amount of equipment required for 3G and 4G mobile networks delivered through a network of small cells placed closer to homes and businesses.
"This means they are being placed on top of power poles and other council-owned infrastructure," the note said.
"Councils and communities are not being consulted on the placement of these cells and should be as part of the planning process."
LGNSW conference agenda 56, 15 Oct 2019
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