First new mobile base station to be switched on in the Northern Rivers under Black Spot Program
Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said a new mobile base station in Hernani will be switched on in June as part of the Commonwealth Government’s $385 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
“This new mobile base station in Hernani will bring a much-needed boost to mobile coverage, providing benefits to emergency service operators, businesses, and residents,” he said.
“The Federal Government understands the importance of mobile coverage in regional and remote areas of Australia, which is why the Northern Rivers was allocated $13 million for Round 1 of the programme to build or replace 11 base stations to fix 91 blackspot across our communities.”
Round 1 of the government’s programme represents the largest one-off increase in mobile network coverage delivered by a single public funding programme in the history of mobile communications in Australia.
The locations of the new or upgraded base stations were selected following an extensive public consultation process which allowed residents in the Northern Rivers to nominate mobile black spot locations.