The Canberra Times has a hilarious story on efforts by Palerang Shire Council to make the ACT Government look competent and actually evince sympathy for Telstra.
The council has twice rejected Telstra’s application for a permanent mobile comms tower. So the telco reasonably assumed they didn’t want mobile services and switched off their temporary mobile tower.
Oh what’s that? Suddenly you like being able to make phone calls? Suddenly the radiation and the un-sightliness doesn’t worry the whingeing nimbys?
But, having twice rejected the application, Palerang Council can no longer approve it so they’re having to beg the NSW Land and Environment Court to over turn their own decision.
Telstra have turned back on the mobile tower pending a decision of the court.