Local, Independant and Effective
November 24, 2017

Still work to do on mobile black spot funding

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has welcomed the continued investment in fixing mobile black spots in regional Victoria, and says she will continue to push for more.

“We’ve had great success attracting funding for 38 mobile blackspots through rounds one and two, including six for the Rural City of Wangaratta,” said Ms McGowan.

“A number of those such as the recently opened Moyhu tower will be collocated with NBN wireless points collocated. I’ll continue to work closely with Telstra and Optus to encourage as much colocation of services as possible.”

Following the government’s announcement that round 3 of the Mobile Phone Blackspot Programme has gone to tender, Ms McGowan said there were still around 300 nominated as blackspots identified as priorities in North East Victoria yet to be addressed.

“I will continue to push the government for further investment to make sure Indi’s residents have access to mobile coverage, particularly in alpine and other bushfire risk areas,” she said.

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