LOCKWOOD residents say they’re upset and appalled by plans for two new telecommunication towers, as part of the National Broadband Network.
The proposals for two 30 metre high towers to be constructed in Lockwood and Lockwood South have concerned residents who said the structures would impair their views and pose health risks through radiation exposure.
Robyn Schulz, who lives next to the planned site for one of the towers on WildCherry Road, has gained about 20 signatures in a petition she started to oppose their construction.
Ms Schulz said three of her four children, aged between eight and 11, had joined her in lodging objections to the council.
“The kids all individually said they wanted to write letters,” she said.
“They don’t want a big ugly tower in their backyard.
“That’s how all the community are feeling, we’re surprised and upset.”
The formal complaints raised by Lockwood residents came as a number of communities in central Victoria expressed opposition to the new towers.
City of Greater Bendigo manager of planning Ross Douglas said a growing number of objections to planning permits were “chewing through a lot of resources”.
One proposed site in Sugar Loaf Road, Axedale, has already received 60 written objections, Mr Douglas said.