Nom­i­nate a mo­bile phone black spot

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

The Fed­eral 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 Par­lia­ment.

Res­i­dents in Mur­ray 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 Pro­gram.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mur­ray, the Hon Damian Drum MP said the data­base is open for four weeks and called for all res­i­dents to con­tact his of­fice to nom­i­nate any mo­bile black spot ar­eas.

“I strongly en­cour­age lo­cals in Mur­ray to con­tact my of­fice as soon as pos­si­ble to nom­i­nate any mo­bile phone black spots in our com­mu­nity,” Mr Drum said.

“This presents a real op­por­tu­nity for lo­cals 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 govern­ment will in­vest $25 mil­lion to de­liver round four of the pro­gram and will soon call for ap­pli­ca­tions from car­ri­ers to be se­lected through a com­pet­i­tive process.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­gram visit: www.com­mu­ni­ca­tions.gov.au/mbsp

Mr McTav­ish spoke to mem­bers of dif­fer­ing lo­cal en­ti­ties about cross border mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

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