Local, Independant and Effective
April 19, 2018

Killingworth celebrates improved mobile reception at tower launch

The Killingworth community will celebrate improved reception when the new mobile phone tower is officially launched on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.

The celebration will be held in Yea where Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan will be joined by representatives from Telstra and Murrindindi Shire Council.

Ms McGowan congratulated the Killingworth and Yea communities, together with the Murrindindi Council for their work in identifying the blackspot as a priority. Murrindindi has nine spots funded – Flowerdale (Hazeldene), Killingworth, Devils River, Taylor Bay, Highlands, Kanumbra, Kinglake West, Yea and Mt Dom Dom.

“This is an achievement by these communities in partnership with their council. It’s a testament to the effectiveness of communities and all levels of government working together,” Ms McGowan said.

“Indi has been successful in securing funding for 38 new mobile phone towers under the Commonwealth Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme. This will be the 16th community event held to celebrate the new towers.

 “I will continue to work closely with Telstra and Optus for NBN co-location on as many towers as possible.

“Thank you to Telstra and the State and Federal Governments on delivering a really important boost to local telecommunications.”

“People expect and deserve mobile phone coverage and internet wherever they are in Australia. A sustainable solution must be developed to address all remaining blackspots across Indi,” she said.

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