Bullsbrook: SAT overturns City of Swan’s decision to refuse phone tower

Bullsbrook: SAT overturns City of Swan’s decision to refuse phone tower

THE State Administrative Trial (SAT) has overruled the City of Swan’s decision to refuse a proposed phone tower in Bullsbrook.

In February, Optus Mobile’s application to develop a mobile base station facility at Lot 600 (No 22) Crestmoor Pass was rejected on the grounds it would have an adverse impact on the visual amenity on the area, as well as the infrastructure being inconsistent with the provisions of the City’s policy and rollout requirements.

In March, Optus sought a review of the council’s refusal in the Tribunal under a section of the Planning and Development Act 2005.

The matter was heard by SAT in September, who yesterday delivered the verdict that Swan’s decision to refuse the proposed development be set aside.

The development application was approved subject to the conditions it did not include any light or illumination, as well as any further development other than the approved plans requiring further approval from the City of Swan.