Residents of Kioloa, Bawley Point and Pretty Beach will now benefit from improved mobile coverage thanks to the switch on of a new mobile base station under the Coalition’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
Federal Member, Ann Sudmalis said “It is critically important to have another Gilmore mobile base station switched on and to see phone coverage expanding across the region.”
“I have been working together with my communities and service providers in identifying areas of need and improvement, and under the Coalition’s Program we have been able to co-fund this new base station.
Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the switch on of a new mobile base station in NSW.
“The Mobile Black Spot Program is so important for our regions. This new infrastructure will enable those living in regional areas to participate in the digital economy and conduct business, as well as access important education and health services across the country,” Minister McKenzie said.
The Mobile Black Spot Program is delivering 867 new base stations over three rounds addressing black spots in every state and territory, bringing 21st century telecommunications to those living in regional Australia.
The Coalition is further delivering on its commitment to improve mobile coverage, with a further $25 million committed to a fourth round of the Program.
Telstra Area General Manager Chris Taylor said a new mobile base station to address a notorious black spot in the area was part of $20 million worth of investment in the South Coast region this year.
“This is an important moment for residents, businesses and visitors in Kioloa, who can now make and receive mobile calls and access high speed mobile broadband through Telstra’s 3G and 4GX services,” Mr Taylor said.
More information about the program and the rollout schedule is available at: communications.gov.au/mbsp