May 31, 2004

Statements by members: Telstra: Proposed Tower

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Telstra: Proposed Tower

31 May 2004

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (1.58 p.m.) —On Saturday, I was pleased to be with 200 of my local residents marching down Norton Street, Leichhardt, against a Telstra tower proposed to be built on the top of Norton Street Plaza. It is opposed by local community residents and also opposed, to their great credit, by Anthony Meddich and the Meddich Property Group, which owns Norton Street Plaza. The proposal is for the tower to be some 300 metres from Leichhardt Public School, and the Leichhardt P&C are concerned about the impact that radiation will have on the school’s students and also on those who attend the child-care centre at that school. Reverend Tim Foster from All Souls Church also expressed the opposition that he had. [start page 29494]

Next week, I will be meeting with Fort Street High School to talk once again about the campaign to ensure they get insulation from aircraft noise, something that the government has failed to do. I look forward to having an ongoing campaign and dialogue with them to achieve justice for the students so their education will not be hindered by aircraft noise.

The SPEAKER —Order! It being 2.00 p.m., in accordance with standing order 106A, the time for members’ statements has concluded. I point out to the member for Lowe that should he be present on the next sitting Monday I will recognise him for members’ statements.