NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that the local public safety network (PSN) has been boosted with the completion of six new radio sites at Nerong State Forest, Nabiac, Coolongolook, Smiths Lake, Ganghat and Forster.

Mr Bromhead said the new radio sites, delivered by NSW Telco Authority, are vital to ongoing community safety across Myall Lakes.

“The Public Safety Network sites provide emergency services organisations the ability to communicate on a single, integrated network,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Through the expansion of this critical infrastructure, we are ensuring all frontline responders have a more reliable and enhanced network to help keep communities safe.

“The sites were crucial in protecting communities and supporting the Rural Fire Service, Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and the State Emergency Service during the bushfires in NSW.”

Mr Bromhead recently inspected a recently completed site at Coolongolook, and said the NSW Nationals in Government were investing over $600 million in essential infrastructure to better protect communities.

The new radio sites in the Myall Lakes area and the others underway will make it easier for local emergency services to communicate when it matters most and help save lives. The expansion of the Public Safety Network is part of the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure by the NSW Nationals in Government in two decades.

In addition to the six completed sites, construction is underway at sites across the Myall Lakes at Cabbage Tree Mountain, Mount Chapman, Mount Marie and Smiths Lake.

The delivery of these new emergency communications sites follows a recent $217 million boost to NSW Telco Authority to continue to expand the footprint of the PSN across NSW