Local, Independant and Effective
March 18, 2016

Telstra boosts mobile phone tower information for Indi

Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, has congratulated Telstra on launching the new Mobile Black Spot Program website. The website provides the latest information regarding the rollout of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBSP).

Following the Round One MBSP announcement in June 2015, Ms McGowan has been calling on Telstra to release the rollout schedule for the 30 new base towers coming to Indi. The first tower under Round One will be constructed at Tatong, with work scheduled to start in May. Another four are scheduled to start construction this year.

“People want to know when mobile phone towers will be up and running near them,” she said. “Mobile phone coverage remains a major problem. We had great success in Round One, and much more needs to be done to solve this problem.”

The website includes a Mobile Black Spot Site Locator with a search option for towers being rolled out and information about expected timing of construction.

Ms McGowan committed to mapping the mobile black spots in Indi. When completed more than 290 black spots had been identified across the electorate to guide the Round One process. Ms McGowan established the Indi Telecommunications Action Group to guide the Round One priority process. Indi received 30 mobile phone towers in Round One, the third highest allocation in Australia.

“The strategic approach has delivered in getting better mobile phone reception in many parts of North East Victoria,” Ms McGowan said.

Ms McGowan said Telstra was committed to providing customers with information about the program and rolling out the Mobile Black Spot Programme infrastructure across Indi.

Telstra Mobile Black Spot Program website can be found here.

 

Mobile Phone Tower construction timeline - Indi

 

Location:

Target Construction Start:

Target Site on Air:

Ancona

2018

2018

Archerton

2018

2018

Bethanga

2017

2017

Buffalo River

2017

2017

Cudgewa

2017

2017

Dartmouth

2017

2017

Devils River

2016

2016

Edi Upper

2017

2017

Eldorado

2017

2017

Enochs Point

2017

2017

Goughs Bay

2017

2017

Granya

2017

2017

Havilah

2017

2017

Hazeldene

2018

2018

Highlands

2016

2016

Howqua Inlet

2016

2016

Kanumbra

2017

2017

Killingworth

2017

2017

Kinglake West

2016

2016

Molyullah

2017

2017

Moyhu

2017

2017

Myrrhee

2017

2017

Sawmill Settlement

2017

2017

Tangambalanga

2017

2017

Tatong

Q2 2016

Q2 2016

Taylor Bay

2017

2017

Tolmie

2017

2017

Upper Ryans Creek

2017

2017

Woods Point

2018

2018

Yea

2017

2017

 

 

 

 


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