NSW GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO SWITCH ON THE REGIONS

With almost $40 million invested in the Mobile Black Spots Program, locals and businesses in the electorate will soon see internet access and reception bars on their mobile phones, as new towers are secured at Koonorigan, Koreelah and Mount Burrell as part of the new mobile base stations listed in round two.

Member for Lismore Thomas George MP announced these three locations were selected thanks to the additional $15 million contribution by the NSW Government in partnership with funding from the Commonwealth Government and mobile carriers.

“This is great news for our region and improved mobile coverage will ensure our community is safer, more accessible and better connected,” Mr George said.

“These towers are three of 174 towers that will be delivered over four years and I am pleased to see the NSW Government fighting for our region, reducing the tyranny of distance, and creating more opportunities for locals, businesses, students and workers.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said the State and Federal Governments are working hard with the private sector to deliver quality mobile phone services to regional NSW.

“People in our regions deserve to be able to make a phone call, access the internet and connect online with the same ease as people in larger centres, and the NSW Government's commitment to the Mobile Phone Black Spot program is making that happen,” Mr Barilaro said.

“With the overall delivery of towers under the program, we are ensuring our communities are safer, more accessible and better connected for now and for the future.”

The Mobile Black Spot Program is the most significant one-time increase in mobile network coverage to outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia delivered by a single public funding program in the history of mobile communications in Australia.

For more information, please visit https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/mobile-services-and-coverage/mobile-black-spot-program

Photo: Deputy Premier John Barilaro MP & Thomas George MP

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