The local communities of Cashmere, Dayboro, Highvale, Samford and Wights Mountain benefited from the last round of the Mobile Black Spot Program receiving funding to construct towers to improve mobile phone coverage.
Now there is another opportunity for communities to identify additional areas for improved Mobile phone coverage across the Dickson electorate.
The next round of the Mobile Black Spot Program will provide $25 million towards eliminating ‘black spots’ that impact on locals being able to communicate, especially when trying to do business or communicating with loved ones.
The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to address more mobile service blackspots.
The Turnbull Government is committed to delivering more coverage to communities which are suffering from black spots with their telecommunications coverage.
Mr Dutton said the new Mobile Black Spot Program round will ensure local communities aren’t left behind.
“The Mobile Black Spot Program is already over halfway complete and is on track to deliver 867 base stations nationwide by June 2019,” Mr Dutton said.
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: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp