La Trobe member Jason Wood announced on 8 May that a new mobile base station will improve mobile coverage for Gembrook.
Gembrook has been identified as a mobile base station priority, with the Liberal National Government allocating $60 million for 125 base stations under the Priority Locations Round of the Liberal National Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program..
“New mobile coverage for Gembrook is a great achievement,” Mr Wood said.
“We are on track to improve mobile phone coverage and competition right across regional and remote Australia, including along major transport routes, small communities and in locations prone to experiencing natural disasters.
“I’m proud to be delivering better mobile coverage to La Trobe”
Minister for Regional Services, Local Government and Decentralisation Bridget McKenzie praised the program.
“In total, Rounds 1 and 2 of the Liberal National program will deliver new coverage to 32,000 homes and businesses across 86,000 square kilometres including 7600 of major transport routes via 765 new mobile phone towers,” Minister McKenzie said.
“The Priority Locations Round will help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and better mobile phone coverage is a big part of that.”
The Mobile Black Spot Program priority locations were selected because of their poor or non-existent mobile phone coverage and will be completed in 2019.
More information about the Liberal National Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program can be found at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp