COUNCILLOR Alex Christian is among thousands of people worldwide who want to see a halt to plans to transition to the 5G network.
The nextwork will make it possible to access wireless communications from anywhere in the world, including rainforests and oceans.
It sounds like an incredible technological advance, but it has generated serious health concerns regarding the level of radiation such technology would emit.
Some locations, including a small town near San Francisco and Brussels, have gone as far as to put a stop to the process locally.
There is also an online petition, signed by thousands of scientists and related professionals, opposing the rollout.
What is thought to make 5G so dangerous compared to the earlier iterations - 2G, 3G and 4G - is that the network requires more infrastructure and operates at much higher frequencies.
Cr Christian said that the more he looks into the technology, the more concerned he becomes over the potential health risks.
What worries him most is how close the infrastructure would be to people's homes when there haven't been formal independent studies on the potential impact of 5G radiation on humans.
"These things are going to be everywhere, but the drama is that there have been no studies done at all," he said.
"The problem is that these towers are going to be so close to us that the whole community ... the whole city will be flooded."
He is not the only local government representative with concerns.
In January, Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill agreed to write to the Federal Minister for Communications to check whether the community's environmental health is "being responsibly considered and assessed" in the plans for 5G.
The decision followed significant community concern.
Cr Christian said Bathurst Regional Council should also seek further information.
"I've been told that Bathurst will [switch to 5G] over the next three to four years; there won't be an immediate change," he said. "Before that happens, I would like to follow in the footsteps of Blue Mountains City Council and do what they're doing."
Cr Jess Jennings also raised the issue of 5G at last week's ordinary council meeting, requesting a comment from the director of Environmental Planning and Building Services about health risks.
Neil Southorn said he would follow up with an email to councillors with a link to some information, but ultimately council was not being told there was a health risk.
"Government sources, we're reliant on those, which indicate that there is no health risk," he said.
Cr Christian said there are plenty of articles out there on the benefits and potential risks of 5G and people should do their own research on the topic.
"There is a lot of respectable people coming out saying we shouldn't do this ... do the risks outweigh the benefits?" he said.