LEFT BEHIND: Residents at Uralba are calling on Ballina Shire Council to approve the Lynwood NBN tower. Photo contributed
LEFT BEHIND: Residents at Uralba are calling on Ballina Shire Council to approve the Lynwood NBN tower. Photo contributed

Controversial Lynwood NBN tower approved

A CONTROVERSIAL application for a 45m NBN tower at Lynwood, near Uralba, has been approved by Ballina Shire councillors.

Cr Keith Johnson moved a motion to approve the tower, despite a recommendation from staff to refuse the application because of concerns raised by the management of the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.

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The vote was met with a round of applause by residents in the public gallery at the council chambers.

Crs Robyn Hordern and Jeff Johnson voted against the approval of the application.