Telstra and Visionstream are hosting an information session on September 20 regarding a proposed mobile phone tower at Blackstone Heights.
In 2017 Blackstone Heights was included in the federal government’s third round of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
The $220 million program aims to increase mobile phone coverage to regional areas across Australia.
Residents were notified about the drop-in session, which will be held at Country Club Tasmania from 4pm to 6pm on September 20, via email.
Blackstone Heights resident Melissa Page said the community appreciated the chance to voice their concerns about the proposed tower, but the restricted time and short notice meant many residents would be unable to attend.
“The feedback I’ve got is people are upset because they don’t finish work until 5 or 5.30pm so they won’t make it,” Ms Page said.
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The proposed site for the 30-metre tower was pegged out in August and was just metres from homes and backyards.
A Telstra spokeswoman said the drop-in session was an opportunity for all parties to express their views before a final decision was made on how the would company proceed.
“It is clear that some members in the community have concerns about the proposal for a base station in the area,” she said.
“It is also clear there is demand for improved connectivity in the area, hence why the area was nominated for a new base station as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program.”