No broadband tower on or near our private bush sanctuary.
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NBN Co

No broadband tower on or near our private bush sanctuary.

    1. E Stuebe
    2. Petition by

      E Stuebe

      Bathurst, Australia

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The NBN Co wants to place a 40 metre tower on land overshadowing our family's private bush sanctuary, as part of the national broadband network rollout.

Our neighbour has agreed to have the tower on the boundary of his property, in return for money - but the tower will only be visible from our home, not his.

Broadband towers emit high levels of radiation and are considered both an eyesore and a threat to health - although the NBN Co says the radiation is not high enough to be dangerous.

Our property is a beautiful bush sanctuary in the NSW Central West, featuring a cutting edge sustainable earth covered home that has been recognised nationally for its sensitivity to its environment and its unique energy efficient properties. It has been acknowledged as a leading example of sustainable lifestyle and is not on the grid - generating its own solar power and collecting its own water.

The 100 acre property is home to a wide variety of native animals and has been painstakingly regenerated over 30 years by my family. It is also a food source for the family, with an organic garden and orchard.

A massive broadband tower pulsing high levels of radiation over the valley to Mt Panorama, would be both a visual blight on the property, and a health threat to our family - including our elderly mother who resides there and the generations of our family who live there for years to come.

By signing this petition, you can support our right to NOT have a broadband tower on - or near - our private bush sanctuary AND support everyone's right to say no to such infrastructure on or near, their own private properties. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 200 signatures
    2. Blot on the landscape

      E Stuebe
      Petition Organizer

      18 September 2012: THE Federal Government’s National Broadband Network roll-out is Bathurst-bound, but the process to put in the necessary infrastructure has left long-time Rock Forest resident Dee Stuebe shattered. Full story in the local paper on the tower threatening our property - http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/340726/blot-on-the-landscape/

    3. NBN Co faces wireless tower backlash

      E Stuebe
      Petition Organizer

      10 September 2012: The National Broadband Network Company is under fire for an alleged lack of community consultation as it rolls out fixed wireless infrastructure across parts of regional Australia, with local councils expressing frustration at what they say is an ‘apply first, consult later’ pattern of behaviour. Full story at http://delimiter.com.au/2012/09/10/nbn-co-faces-wireless-tower-backlash/

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Another council rejects NBN application for fixed wireless tower

      E Stuebe
      Petition Organizer

      NBN Co has suffered a fresh blow to its plans to roll out fixed wireless towers across the country, with another council rejecting its application despite a favourable assessment from planning officers. Read more at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/another-council-rejects-nbn-application-for-fixed-wireless-tower/story-e6frgaif-1226393568260

    6. Reached 10 signatures
    7. Couple fears NBN tower radiation

      E Stuebe
      Petition Organizer

      A couple who live at Dereel, south of Ballarat, is considering taking legal action to prevent a wireless internet tower being erected near their property. Full story at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-07/couple-fears-nbn-tower-radiation/3717116

    8. Reached 5 signatures
    9. NBN towers anger residents and Andrew Wilkie

      E Stuebe
      Petition Organizer

      A farming family who rejected an NBN tower on their property due to an alleged “unacceptable” community health risk is now fighting a planning application to erect one on a neighbouring farm.

      Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/nbn-towers-anger-residents-and-andrew-wilkie-20120113-1py5q.html#ixzz25T7SxP4Thttp://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/nbn-towers-anger-residents-and-andrew-wilkie-20120113-1py5q.html

    10. NBN tower blocked at Ballarat, VIC

      E Stuebe
      Petition Organizer

      The National Broadband Network (NBN) Company says it will not appeal against a decision to block construction of a wireless broadband tower in Napoleons, south of Ballarat.
      The Golden Plains Shire rejected the application last month because of its impact on local scenery. Full story at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-26/broadband-tower-wont-be-built-near-napoleons/4092796

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lindy Abrahms AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      NBN Co goes on about providing a cutting edge internet service to hard done by regional Australians - but they are doing it with no consultation and whether people want it or not. Such spin. They are completely incompetent and need to start listening to the people on the ground now!

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    • Jane Leach AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      My family is in a similar situation in Karangi, NSW with a broadband tower sheduled for the border of our property

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    • daniel wynne BULLABURRA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      dont flippen put an ugly tower in these peoples yards

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    • alce gifford AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      These towers will be built in a place which contradicts my friend's generations of attempt to live sustainably and self-sufficiently. It is not welcome here

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    • Madeline Baghurst NEWTOWN, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      The bush in the Blue Mountains is where I grew up, and in my view is so important to be kept free of dominating, nature ruining broadband towers.

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