Nominations open for Mobile Black Spot Program

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

 

The Coalition 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 on the Central Coast are strongly encouraged to nominate their mobile phone black spot locations to help inform the rollout of the next round of the Coalition’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

Minister for Regional Services, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has invited Federal Members of Parliament and local councils to make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database.

Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks MP said the database is now open and has called for local residents to contact her office to nominate any mobile black spot areas.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people across the Central Coast to have their say on problem mobile black spots in our local area,” Mrs Wicks said.

“I strongly encourage residents across the Central Coast to get in touch to nominate your local area, place of work, or locations that you travel through, for Mobile Black Spot funding. 

“The Central Coast has previously been very successful under this program, delivering improved mobile services for areas like Calga, Somersby, and Gunderman which may have otherwise been overlooked. 

“These nominations from community members will support round 4 of the program and I look forward to working with our community to identify these problem areas and deliver better connectivity for the Central Coast. 

“Round 4 will look to target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, as well as key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism.

The Coalition will invest $25 million to deliver round 4 of the program and will soon call for applications from carriers to be selected through a competitive process. The Coalition is also calling for nominations from state and territory governments.

The database to nominate Mobile Black Spots in your area closes on the 11th of October 2018.

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

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