Residents Urged to Nominate Mobile Phone Black Spots
Thursday, 13 September 2018
The Coalition Government has re-opened the Mobile
Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations for new
nominations from state and local governments, and Federal Members of
Residents in the Groom electorate are strongly encouraged
to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the
rollout of the next round of the Coalition’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot
Minister for Regional Services, Senator Bridget
McKenzie, today invited Federal Members of Parliament and local councils to
make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the
database is open for four weeks from today and called for residents to contact
his office to nominate any mobile black spot areas.
“I strongly encourage residents in the Groom
electorate to contact my office as soon as possible to nominate any mobile
phone black spots in our community,” Dr McVeigh said.
“This presents a real opportunity for local residents
to have their say on problem mobile black spots and encourage mobile operators
to invest in our area through the program.
“The nominations will support round 4 of the program
which will look to provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas where there
are clear economic and social benefits.
“Round 4 will also look to target medical, educational
and emergency services facilities, as well as along key transport routes and in
towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism.”
The Coalition will invest $25 million to deliver round
4 of the program and will soon call for applications from carriers to be
selected through a competitive process. The Coalition is also calling for
nominations from state and territory governments.
For more information on the program visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp
To nominate the location of a mobile phone black spot please contact my office
on: 0746 32 4144 or email the location through on firstname.lastname@example.org