Jeanie Hall, former Manager Economic Development and Tourism Benalla Rural City Council, Rob Carolane, Indi resident and consultant, and Steve Tinker, Regional General Manager Telstra at the Tatong Recreational Reserve.
INDI IN THE NEWS
Tatong mobile tower online – first of 30
Last Friday was a great day for Tatong, telecommunications and the power of an independent voice in Indi. Local people turned up in force to celebrate with Cathy the activation of the Tatong mobile phone base station, the first of 30 to be rolled out in Indi under the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. Telstra CEO Andy Penn came along with Area General Manager Steve Tinker and other Telstra staff. Cathy explained to those gathered how she worked with people right across Indi through the Indi Telecommunications Action Group to identify the priority areas for mobile blackspot funding and develop a comprehensive plan for the whole electorate.
“I was told ‘you’re only an independent’ and we’d probably only get three towers,” Cathy said, but the result was that Indi received the third highest allocation in Australia.
The next location to have a mobile phone base station switched on will be Devil’s River near Taylor Bay on Lake Eildon.