NSW Nationals Member for Calare has proudly announced the removal of yet another mobile phone blackspot in his region.

“Today was a great day for the community of Black Springs! I met up with Oberon Council and community members to celebrate the new Telstra small cell base station that’s on its way,” Mr Gee said.

“Thanks to Round 5 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program better mobile phone coverage is not far off for residents, local businesses and those passing through.

“Well done to the community of Black Springs who campaigned tirelessly for better mobile phone reception. The coverage will also assist with vital emergency services communications, including for the local RFS brigades – particularly critical after the fires that ripped through the region last summer.

“A fantastic development and highly deserving for this community who have worked so hard to get this done.”

The guidelines for the Mobile Black Spot Program are currently being redesigned to give small communities a fairer go. The next round is expected to open later in 2020.