Towns to call out black spots
TWENTY-FIVE million dollars of funding is available to remedy mobile phone black spots across Australia, and local MP David Littleproud wants communities in the south west to nominate their towns for better coverage.
“Now’s the time to nominate mobile black spot areas around our region to put them in the mix for part of the next $25 million round of the program,” Mr Littleproud said.
“People in the bush shouldn’t have to roam around their property, waving their phone in the air trying to pick up a signal,” he said.
“Better mobile coverage helps rural business, medical, educational and emergency services, tourism, families and communities,” he said.
To be eligible, locations must have poor or no mobile coverage and not be located in urban centres.
The selection process will prioritise coverage for essential services.
Nominations can be made through Minister Littleproud’s offices or website, and need to be submitted by October 3 to be considered.
❝ Now’s the time to nominate mobile black spot areas around our region to put them in the mix for the $25 million round of the program. — David Littleproud