Hi, as your representative for Forrest, I’ve worked hard to deliver better mobile phone and wireless internet coverage for the South West. There is always more to do, and I will continue to work hard to deliver for the Forrest electorate.
The Mobile Black Spot Program has delivered 22 new towers in the South West and has really improved mobile coverage throughout our region. *Due to 2021 electorate boundary changes, 9 are now located in O’Connor.
In the recent 22/23 federal budget $1.3 billion was allocated nationally for regional telecommunications.
• $480 million to NBN Co to upgrade fixed wireless towers to increase their range and speed to be completed by 2024.
• $811 million to increase mobile phone coverage and enhance network resilience.
I will endeavour to ensure we get our fair share of that $1.3 billion.
Let me know of any mobile or internet black spots in your area HERE.