The people of Kennedy will receive another new mobile base station to improve mobile coverage under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.
Northern based Federal Government Senator Ian Macdonald welcomed the additional coverage.
“This is great news for residents, business operators and tourism in Kennedy with the new small cell Optus run station going into the Boodjamulla National Park,” Senator Macdonald said.
“Round 2 of the Coalition’s Mobile Black Spot Program is delivering new or upgraded coverage to 6500 homes and business across 17,500 square kilometres via 266 new or upgraded towers. This includes 1900 kilometres of major transport routes.
“Labor did not help build a single mobile phone tower nor invest a single cent in mobile coverage in six years of Government. I’m proud to be part of a government which is delivering better mobile coverage to Kennedy.”
Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie praised the program.
“In total, Rounds 1 and 2 of the Coalition’s Program will deliver new coverage to 32,000 homes and businesses across 86,000 square kilometres including 7600 of major transport routes via 765 new mobile phone towers,” Minister McKenzie said.
“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and better mobile phone coverage is a big part of that.”
Including co-contributions from carriers and state governments, Round 2 represents a total new investment of $213 million towards improved mobile coverage.
The locations of all of the 266 base stations can be found on the national map at www.nationalmap.gov.au