Better Mobile Phone coverage in Forrest

The South West has been a major beneficiary of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot funding Program.

The Member for Forrest Nola Marino today welcomed the Commonwealth commitment of $3 million towards fourteen new or upgraded mobile phone towers in the Forrest electorate.

“The Government is investing to provide mobile services in a number of underserviced areas in the South West, especially in more regional and remote parts” Mrs Marino said.

The program will see mobile phone towers constructed or upgraded in


  • Cundinup, Darradup, East Barrabup, Jalbarragup, and Nannup East in the Shire of Nannup;


  • Baudin, Hamelin Bay, Leeuwin, Rosa Brook and Rosa Glen in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River;


  • Ferguson Valley and Wellington Mill in the Shire of Dardanup;


  • Lowden in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup; and


  • Yallingup East in the City of Busselton.


“This is a massive investment in coverage across the South West, and it will improve the lives of many living and working in our regions” Mrs Marino said.

“In total 75 of the 106 identified mobile black spots in the Forrest electorate will receive coverage under the program.”

The program includes funding from the Commonwealth and service providers, and will see a total spend of $15.52 million across the Forrest electorate.