TOWERS to bring a fixed wireless high-speed broadband to communities with low population density in South Gippsland are at various stages of development.
Subject to final planning and other approvals, some of the towers could be providing access as soon as the end of this year.
One of the last cabs off the rank is a service at Fish Creek. South Gippsland Shire Council has now received a planning permit application for an NBN tower to service Fish Creek. The proposed location is 96 Old Waratah Road (see map below). The application is expected to be advertised to the public for comment in the next couple of weeks. Once it is advertised members of the public will be able to view detailed plans and provide comment.
In last week’s Mirror notice was given that applications for planning permits for telecommunications monopoles had been made for land at 6 Port Welshpool Road, Port Welshpool and at 2746 Meeniyan-Promontory Road, Yanakie. Submissions were invited for 14 days from February 27.
Several submissions have been made in response to a proposal to construct an NBN tower in Mattsons Road, Port Franklin. Neighbours of the proposed site, including Chris and Ailsa Richter, are waiting for an explanation as to why a site a few hundred metres away in Lawrence Road was rejected.
A community information session was held at Meeniyan on February 25 on a drop-in basis, but people seeking information on sites other than Meeniyan were largely discouraged from asking questions.