MOBILE BLACK SPOT INITIATIVE DELIVERS NETWORK COVERAGE FOR REGIONAL NSW

Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George announced today the NSW Government will fix 795 mobile phone black spots in regional communities to make it easier for residents to stay connected.

Mr George said communities throughout the electorate will benefit from 15 additional mobile network towers, to eliminate some of states worst black spots.

Locations are –

Locations are – Babyl Creek, Bonalbo, Bottle Creek, Bruxner Highway (Sandy Hill), Bruxner Highway (Tabulam) Coffee Camp, Culmaran Creek, Drake, Ettrick , Lower Peacock, Mount Carrington, Nimbin Road (Koonorigan), The Channon, Urbenville and Kunghur

“Today’s announcement delivers a key election commitment for residents who deserve a first class mobile coverage, which is critical for people living outside major cities who need access to emergency services,” Mr George said.

Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said the combined Commonwealth and NSW Government investment is the greatest increase in mobile network coverage to metropolitan, regional and remote communities delivered by a single public funding programme in the history of Australian mobile communications.

“The NSW Government’s investment of $24 million, along with $28 million of Federal Government funding and a contribution from the networks, will result in a total investment of $92 million,” Mr Barilaro said.

The investment will improve coverage along major transport routes, in small communities and locations prone to experiencing natural disasters, with funding to be rolled out over a 3-year period.

A map of locations is available here www.communications.gov.au/mobile_coverage

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577