Stirling residents urged to have say on proposed Mirrabooka Optus mobile phone tower

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CITY of Stirling residents can have their say on a proposed Optus mobile phone tower in Mirrabooka.

Optus has proposed a commercial mobile phone base station at 17 Northwood Drive, Mirrabooka.

The proposal includes the installation of a 23.8m high steel monopole (26.5 overall structure height), six panel antennas mounted to a headframe at the top of the monopole, 18 remote radio units mounted at 25.5m, 18 remote radio units mounted at 24.5m, ancillary equipment and shelter.

The land is reserved as ‘Parks and Recreation’ under the Metropolitan Region Scheme, which means the development application will be determined by the WA Planning Commission.

The City is required to provide comment only in relation to the development application.

Letters have been sent to landowners within a 200m radius of the site.

Councillor David Boothman said it was disappointing to have a proposed phone tower at a Bush Forever site and urged people to make public submissions.

“It is right on the corner of Reid Highway and Northwood Drive…there are high-tension power lines going down alongside Reid Highway,” he said.

Make a submission online at https://yoursay.stirling.wa.gov.au/DA-mirrabooka-telecommunications-tower or email stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au, quoting reference number DA18/0198.

Residents can also post a submission to Development Services, City of Stirling, PO Box 1533, Osborne Park WA 6916, quoting reference number DA18/0198.

Submissions close on May 31.

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