News Stories

New Round Opens to Fix Mobile Black Spots in Macquarie

Source: Marise Payne, Senator for NSW, Minister for Defence
Archived 1 Feb 2018 - Posted: 2 Dec 2017
Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, and Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne have welcomed the commencement of the Coalition’s Priority Locations Round of the Mobile Black Spot Program, which will provide new or improved mobile coverage to Grose Vale, Megalong Valley and Yellow Rock in the Macquarie electorate.

The Coalition Government has committed $60 million to address 106 priority locations across the country that have been identified as having poor or no mobile coverage, on top of the 765 locations already being addressed under the first two rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program.

In the electorate of Macquarie, five mobile black spot locations are already being addressed under the first two rounds of the program, bringing new coverage to locations including Colo Heights, Kurrajong, Mount Tomah, Webbs Creek and St Albans.

Minister Fifield has opened the priority round calling on telecommunication companies to participate in a tender to build new towers and improve coverage in these locations.

“The Coalition continues to deliver more coverage to rural, regional and remote Australia,” Minister Fifield said.

“We’re already delivering 765 towers which will provide coverage for 32,000 homes and businesses, and now we’ll deliver coverage to even more regional Australians.”

Senator Payne welcomed the Priority Location announcement to address the lack of mobile coverage in these areas, which are particularly prone to the threat of bushfires.

“These are priority locations in the Macquarie electorate and it’s fantastic to see that our community is one step closer to receiving new and improved mobile coverage. I call on the telecommunications companies to give us their best tenders to deliver coverage to this area,” Senator Marise Payne said.

The Coalition Government expects the tender process to be finalised by the end of the year, with the rollout of successful towers to commence early in 2018.

This article archived 1 Feb 2018

 
Riverbend Restaurant Riverbend Restaurant Riverbend Restaurant Quality dishes with fresh flavours

Recent News

Destinations Around The World Invited to Share in Lexus Melbourne Cup Magic
Destinations Around The World Invited to Share in Lexus Melbourne Cup Magic
Applications now open to host the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour
50’s Rock’n’Roll at its Best
50’s Rock’n’Roll at its Best
A tribute to Buddy Holly and rock’n’roll legends Bill Haley, Dion, Eddie...
$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled
$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages young people from our local...
Start Planning Now for Clean Up Australia Day 2018
Start Planning Now for Clean Up Australia Day 2018
Now is the time to start planning for Clean Up Australia Day 2018. Visit...
Laugh it up at The Joan in 2018
Laugh it up at The Joan in 2018
From young guns to super stars – The Joan presents the funniest shows...

What's New

Enrol in a course for Term 1!
Enrol in a course for Term 1!
Macquarie Community College Richmond
THE ENCHANTED FLUTE - 3 March, 7.30pm
THE ENCHANTED FLUTE - 3 March, 7.30pm
Blue Mountains Concert Society
Sit Stand Office Desks
Sit Stand Office Desks
Nepean Office Furniture and Supplies
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Luxury Mini-Bus, Bus and Coach HireWhatever reason you need bus/coach hire, we're the team who’ll get you to your chosen destination on time and safely!View Good Az Gold Tours and Transfers »