A group of parents are objecting to a plan for a phone tower to be installed 80 metres from their kindergarten.
The Bakery Hill Kindergarten committee made a submission on Friday to City of Ballarat opposing Telstra's application for a telecommunications base station to be installed at 54 Humffray Street in Ballarat East.
Bakery Hill Kindergarten committee president Virginia Wilson said one of the reasons for the objection was the close proximity of the proposed tower to heritage areas.
"The proximity to businesses, residences, and heritage precinct is of concern," she said.
"Towers are not visually appealing. It will stand out and will certainly detract from the heritage and the beauty of the area.
"We are not an anti-technology or anti-mobile phone campaign. We just want plans for a phone tower to be moved further from our kinder and a heritage area."
The proposed site of the base station is not subject to heritage overlays while land nearby at the Victoria Street Heritage Precinct and the Ballarat Railway Complex is included in the heritage register.
Ms Wilson said families were proud of the history of the Bakery Hill Kindergarten that was opened in 1931 and built with funds raised by the people of Ballarat.
"A lot of people don't even know the kinder is here so we are taking this opportunity to point out its historical significance," she said.
"Mair Street is becoming more of an important corridor."
The planning application said the Humffray Street site provided "reasonable separation from sensitive/residential uses, strikes a balance between protecting local amenity, reducing visual change, avoiding heritage areas and offering maximum commercial benefit".
City of Ballarat is currently assessing the planning application. Public objections to the application closed on June 15.