Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee has welcomed the switch on of a new mobile base station at Napoleon Reef near Bathurst, delivered under round 2 of the Federal Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
The new mobile base station was completed by Optus and is the latest of 25 sites across the Calare electorate to receive new or improved mobile coverage under the program.
“It’s fantastic to see that the program is reaching more and more communities across Australia, like Napoleon Reef,” Mr Gee said.
“The Mobile Black Spot Program is so important for our country communities. This new infrastructure will enable those living in regional areas to participate in the digital economy and conduct business, as well as access to important education and health services across the country.
“It is delivering much needed new investment in mobile infrastructure across regional Australia to address mobile coverage issues.”
Mr Gee said locations for round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Program were selected following an appeal to the public to nominate black spots.
“The new base station at Napoleon Reef is due to the efforts of the community in identifying black spot locations and advocating for them to be fixed,” Mr Gee added.
More information about the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program can be found at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp.