Mansfield Courier

You can help prioritise Mansfield Shire’s connectivi­ty

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RIGHT now, the community has a stand-out opportunit­y to improve mobile and broadband connectivi­ty across the shire. Community input is needed. This is your chance to tell the Victorian Government where mobile and broadband improvemen­ts should be made.

If the community gets on board, improvemen­ts will be made to our shire’s network.

The Victorian Government is putting $550 million into the Connecting Victoria program.

The aim is to fast-track better mobile coverage and broadband across the state.

Mayor Mark Holcombe said the size and reach of this grant presented an unparallel­ed opportunit­y for our community.

“Council is asking for better connectivi­ty across existing trouble spots, as well as planning for future developmen­t,” Cr Holcombe said.

“We’re considerin­g how and where we will use mobile and broadband as our population grows and changes.

“Our submission will advocate for what businesses, workers and families require now and what our community will need into the future.

“This is a unique opportunit­y for individual­s, community groups and businesses.

“Help us advocate for our shire to receive upgrades or new infrastruc­ture to improve the network our community depends on.”

Have your say about connectivi­ty issues where you live or work, and when you are out and about.

Your insights will help the Victorian Government understand where mobile and broadband improvemen­ts are needed.

Go to engage.vic.gov.au/ connecting-victoria and add a marker to show a spot that needs better coverage and to fill in a short survey by September 20.

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