New round announced to improve mobile coverage


Member for Forrest Nola Marino has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s plan to address more mobile service blackspots across the South West.

The Liberal-led Government is committing $25 million for a fourth round of the Mobile Black Spot Program – which has delivered 19 towers in the region – delivering more coverage to regional and remote communities.

“This is great news for those living, working and travelling throughout the South West,” Mrs Marino said.

“The Turnbull Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program is ensuring more regional communities have access to reliable mobile coverage. This new round will enable more of our communities to take advantage of the social and economic benefits that 21st century communications can provide.

“I encourage local residents, businesses and community organisations to engage with their local governments through the consultation process, to enhance coverage outcomes in the region.

“This demonstrates the Government’s commitment to ensuring regional Australians have access to 21st century communications.”

The competitive selection process for round four of the program is expected to commence in the second half of 2018.

More information about the program is available at: communications.gov.au/mbsp