Nominate a mobile phone black spot
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.