Residents in Numeralla have being expressing their doubts about a proposed NBN tower.
Visionstream, the company contracted by NBN-Co to build the fixed wireless communications tower, has lodged a DA with Cooma-Monaro Shire Council to build the tower at 149 Peak View Road.
President of Numeralla and District activities Incorporated Mark Shubert said, a substantial part of the wider region, does not meet the requirement for line of site in order for the service to work.
The town is also plagued by other communications issues, relating to mobile and radio coverage.
“If we have some problems away from the village, or away from mobile reception, there's no communication,” Mr Shubert said.
“For example, if someone is caught under a tractor, or if a child is bitten by a snake, unless we've got mobile reception, we can't communicate with the outside world,” he said.
“This was all revealed during bush-fire’s a couple of years ago”
Cooma-Monaro Shire Councils Director of Environmental Services Peter Smith said, council is limited in it's physical power, in that it can only act on what DA's are presented to them.
“Our role is to determine the application as made which is for a site that is not at the Numeralla Mountain Site, so we've got to consider that application for the site applied for on it's merit, which includes considering all of the submissions made through the notification period,” Mr Smith said.
Meanwhile, Radio Snowy Mountains wishes to remind Numeralla residents they should be able to receive 2XL's main transmitter on the AM band from Polo Flat on 918Khz.