Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today switched on a new base station in Bonalbo, part of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.
“This new mobile base station in Bonalbo will bring a much-needed boost to mobile coverage in the area, providing benefits to emergency service operators, businesses, and residents,” Mr Hogan said.
“Communities that will see an improvement in their mobile reception include Bonalbo, Bottle Creek, Joes Box, Lower Peacock and parts of Gorge Creek.
“It is the fifth base station in our community that has gone live under Round 1 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme. The other sites are Copmanhurst, Hernani, Bentley, and Coffee Camp.
“About 20 new base stations will be constructed in our community, bringing better phone reception for many thousands of local people.
“Whole communities that previously had little to no mobile reception are now enjoying talking with family and friends, workmates and clients.
“The Coalition Government understands the importance of mobile coverage in regional and remote areas of Australia, which is why we are investing in new base stations.
A map of mobile black spot locations and the locations which will receive new or upgraded coverage under the Program is available from http://nationalmap.gov.au/