Gippsland › Latest news › Darren Chester MP
More than $15 million federal money spent to reduce mobile phone black spots across Gippsland
Gippslanders are safer, and the economy has prospered because of more than $15 million being spent to reduce mobile phone black spots, according to the Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Federal Government had committed $5.47 million under the mobile black spot program which had leveraged co-contributions from the telecommunications sector, state and local governments and community organisations.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says more than $15 million was being spent to reduce mobile phone black spots across Gippsland
Making business to be more productive
Mr Chester said, "To date we have seen 23 mobile base stations funded to be deployed across Gippsland, of which 16 base stations are now complete and on air. These base stations are saving lives, boosting jobs in the visitor economy and making businesses more productive as they cover from Benambra to Austins Hill, and to Carrajung Lower and Licola."
Mr Chester said improved connectivity, whether it be mobile phone or internet coverage, was essential throughout our region for communication and economic growth. "Phone coverage, especially in rural areas like parts of Gippsland, is vital for day-to-day communication, during emergencies and when travelling," Mr Chester said.
Send your feedback
Mr Chester also said, "It is important we continue to identify black spots and improve connectivity throughout Gippsland for both locals and visitors. While it's great to secure this funding there is still more work to be done and I will continue to work with my parliamentary colleagues to get better mobile coverage for our region."
Mr Chester said Gippslanders can have their point of view heard as part of the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review now underway. Written submissions are being accepted until Thursday September 30, 2021 and can be lodged at Regional Telecommunications Review.
Pictures from Regional Telecommunications Review website.
Published by: email@example.com
Latest NewsDarren Chester warns East Gippsland faces potential cuts o $20M in road safety projects
Free disposal of unwanted clothing program starts with transfer stations at Lardner and Trafalgar by Upcylce4Better and Baw Baw Shire Council
Gippsland students from Grade 5 to Year 12 are encouraged to enter 2023 Parliament Prize competition by 16 June 2023
June drowning risk reminder for Gippsland boaters and fishers over Monarch birthday public holiday
Crossbench federal MPs urged to visit Gippsland timber towns to learn of Victorian government ignorance and hypocrisy first hand
Martin Cameron warns Andrews Labor government is repeating past mistakes by impacting local communities by neglecting regional roads
Motor Neurone Disease has Big Freeze fundraiser at Bairnsdale Oval with Darren Chester 10 June 2023
Answers on empty public housing in Gippsland from Andrews Labor government called for by Danny O'Brien
Ella Fothergill and Chloe Bethune from Federation University Gippsland win Gippsland Water Indigenous Scholarship
Gippsland road maintenance slashed by 25% for total reduction of 45% since 2020 by Andrews Labor government