A ZONING mistakein the 1950s is being blamed for a town in the region’s south having limitedtelevision services.
The Upper LachlanShire Council says Crookwell is included in the central and remote televisionzone which means some residents can only watch the ABC.
The council haswritten to the communications minister requesting the town be reclassified.
The Mayor, JohnShaw, says council representatives were notified of the error at a meeting withthe broadband taskforce.
“What theguy said was that Crookwell, for 60 odd years, have been receiving fortuitoustelevision reception,” he said.
“They’vebeen very lucky they even had any for the whole time, and we’re asking now forthem to rezone the Crookwell area into Southern New South Wales area, so thatwe can at least have some option of getting television out of the ABC,” hesaid.
“Changingthe zone would only be a signature on a piece of paper from the communicationsminister, but then it would give us the option of commercial channels, theoption to install a repeater tower around Crookwell somewhere, so that theresidents can get a local product.”
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