Cape Barren phone tower to go ahead as Flinders Council chips in $80,000

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated December 19 2019 - 2:16am, first published 1:45am
A phone tower will be constructed on Cape Barren Island/truwana for the first time. Picture: Scott Gelston

Flinders Council has chipped in an additional $80,000 to make sure a telecommunications tower can be built on Cape Barren Island/truwana, ending a dispute between Telstra and the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania.


Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

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