Possible new phone tower revealed for Glass House

A SPECULATIVE telecommunications tower developer has revealed plans to build a mobile phone tower at Glass House Mountains.

A material change of use development application for a phone tower on Nursery Road, off Steve Irwin Way, has been submitted to Sunshine Coast Council by SAQ Consulting Pty Ltd on behalf of Stilmark Holdings.

The New South Wales-based company specialises in investing in, developing and constructing telecommunications tower infrastructure.

Stilmark owns and maintains the facility as a neutral host, leasing the tower space to mobile phone companies such as Telstra and Optus.

According to the planning documents, if the development application is approved no construction will begin until Stilmark has signed a mobile phone company to lease the tower.

The Nursery Road proposal is for a 35m monopole tower to be constructed on a 100m2 leased area on the farmlands at 27 Nursery Road.

As the land is located within the rural zoning, the application is deemed as ‘impact assessable’, meaning locals will have the opportunity to make submissions for or against the proposal.

This year, the same company has made development applications for at least two similar towers – one at Chevallum and another at Woombye.

To read more on the Glass House proposal, go to https://developmenti.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for MCU21/0295.