Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said five of the 22 new mobile base stations in our community have already been built and with 17 more to come online, mobile phone coverage will improve significantly across our region.
He said tenders will be offered next month to build four new mobile base stations in Casino North, Ramornie, Yorklea, and Kyogle.
“Five of the 22 new base stations in our community are already active. With 17 to come online over the next 18 months, mobile phone coverage is going to improve significantly in our region,” Mr Hogan said.
“The areas have been selected because they have been overlooked by mobile network operators due to commercial factors.
“Construction of the first of the new towers is expected to start before the end of this year.
“The Government is committed to improving mobile coverage along major transport routes, in small communities, as well as addressing unique mobile coverage problems such as areas with high seasonal demand.”