The new mobile base station at Gresford has been switched on.
Dr David Gillespie, Federal Member for Lyne, has welcomed the move, delivered under the Priority Round of the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
“It’s fantastic to see that the program is reaching more and more communities across Australia, like Gresford,” Dr Gillespie said.
“This program is delivering much needed new investment in mobile infrastructure across Australia to address mobile coverage issues.
“It will be fantastic for residents and businesses alike.”
Dr Gillespie said the Mobile Black Spot Program is enabling mobile carriers to service areas like Gresford where it would otherwise not have been economically viable.
“I’m proud to be delivering better mobile coverage to the Lyne electorate,” Dr Gillespie said.
“We are on track to improve mobile phone coverage and competition right across regional and remote Australia, including along major transport routes, small communities and in locations prone to natural disasters.”
Under the first two rounds of the program, a total of 765 new base stations were delivered to address black spots in every state and territory.
A further $60 million has been allocated to the Priority Locations Round to address another 125 sites in priority black spot areas. This round is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
More information about the program and the rollout schedule is available at: communications.gov.au/mbsp
The tenants at the Lostock Dam Caravan Park have had a mixed reaction to the switch on.
While there is often no mobile phone coverage at the park, or perhaps one bar, in recent weeks they have reported better reception.