Mobile phone towers
Resident action groups have re-emerged as a force in tower placement decisions in Australia. The number of recent reports about tower disputes raises questions about the effectiveness of community consultation provisions in the industry code governing antenna deployments. Is the number of disputes being reported indicative of an overall rise in complaints? At what point should carriers should rethink a planned tower or simply walk away from projects that become running battles with residents? iTnews investigates.
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Part 1: An iTnews investigation from the front line.
 
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If there's anything to be learned from Palerang Council, it's that mobile towers might be unbearable to the eye - but also near impossible to live without.
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