Big win for residents against Telstra

Telstra’s decision not to proceed with a proposed mobile phone small cell installation in Moonbi Place, Kareela has been hailed as a big win for local residents.

Telstra has confirmed it will not proceed with the small cell installation at Moonbi Place and will be looking at other options for coverage in the Kareela ara.

The plan had been opposed by local residents, the Kareela Public School P&C Association, Mr Kelly and Sutherland Shire Council.

“Telstra is reviewing the coverage requirements for Kareela and considering alternative options to achieve optimal network coverage in the area,” the Telco said in a joint statement with contractor Metasite issued last Friday.

“Such local input demonstrates that, while mobile phone reception needs to be improved in parts of the Hughes electorate, such improvements would benefit considerably from appropriate and timely community consultation, particularly in relation to the safety of small cells,” he said.

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