LISMORE ELECTORATE MOBILE BLACK SPOTS TO BE ELIMINATED

Residents and businesses in the Lismore electorate will be better connected, with work now underway on mobile phone black spots across NSW.

Member for Lismore, Thomas George said locals will benefit from improved mobile phone coverage, as the NSW Government delivers on its election commitment to fix some of the worst mobile phone blackspots across NSW.

“This initiative will help locals stay connected, improve local emergency services and make it easier to do business,” Mr George said.

“As part of the three year rollout, residents and businesses will benefit from a share of the 144 new or upgraded mobile base stations as part of the Program.

“To start, the NSW Government will deliver two towers at Clunes and Drake contributing to more than 14,000 square kilometres of new coverage in NSW.

“A build schedule with further details on the rollout will be released every 6 months until the program is complete.”

Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said the NSW Government has contributed over $24 million to improving mobile coverage in our regions as part of the $92 million total investment.

“The NSW Government has worked closely with the Commonwealth and mobile phone carriers to maximise the funding and subsequently the benefits of this program for regional NSW,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Whether it’s new highways, hospitals, education facilities and now mobile phone towers, we are providing the infrastructure that regional NSW needs to grow.”

Further information about the rollout of the Mobile Phone Blackspots Program is available at www.communications.gov.au/mobile_coverage & www.industry.nsw.gov.au/mobileblackspots

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