Mobile phone towers on the North Coast will now be able to keep operating if the power goes out due to natural disasters.
The Federal Government is funding mobile providers to extend the battery back up at 11 mobile phone towers in our community, to provide a minimum of 12 hours of back-up power.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said telecommunications, including mobile phone towers, need reliable power sources to operate.
“This investment will allow mobile phone towers to keep operating for at least 12 hours after the power goes out, making a real difference for communities during and after a natural disaster,” Mr Hogan said.
The Government is providing a total of $13.2 million to Telstra, Optus and TPG to extend the battery back up at 467 mobile phone towers across Australia, under stage one of the program. This includes the following towers in the Page electorate:
|Site Name||Applicant||Backup Power Hours||Premises Served|
|North East of Nymboida||Optus||15||6|
More information on the program is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website.