People living and travelling through the Dayboro region will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends.
The new mobile base station will significantly improve phone service in Dayboro, Mount Pleasant and Ocean View.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the new mobile base station was important to local residents and would make it easier for small businesses.
“Local residents expressed concerns about the lack of mobile service and this new tower will greatly improve service for the Dayboro region,” said Mr Dutton.
“Having good mobile service is more important than ever before – we’ve just had a terrible bushfire season in summer and now many people will be working from home due to COVID-19.
“This will be a major boost for people working from home, running a small business and will improve safety for residents and visitors.”
The first four rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program are funding more than 1,047 mobile base stations around Australia, with more than 800 of these already on air and providing much needed mobile connectivity to rural and regional areas.
37,000 Triple 0 calls have so far been made possible through the Mobile Black Spot Program.
An additional $160 million in new funding for rounds five and six of the program was announced in 2019 to continue to improve phone service for people in Australia’s regions.
More information about the program is available at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp.