People living in the small communities of Mount Whitestone, Ma Ma Creek, Fordsdale and Egypt will soon enjoy the benefits of better mobile phone coverage thanks to the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz recently joined community members at the Mt Whitestone Rural Fire Shed to discuss the improvements that will come and the installation timeline of the tower.
““I’m thrilled that those living and working in and around Mount Whitestone will now benefit from better mobile coverage and the opportunities that improving connectivity brings.
“The new mobile black spot base station will be installed at the Telstra base on the Gatton-Clifton Road, Mount Whitehouse.
“Our plan for Wright includes delivering better communications services across the region, and that is not limited to the traditional services of health, education and roads. We want to improve on access to telecommunications and we have a plan to do more,” Mr Buchholz said.
The announcement of successful Round 4 base stations means 1047 base stations are being delivered under the Mobile Black Spot Program across Australia.
“Improved mobile coverage will help keep our locals connected and enable businesses to keep working. Most importantly in times of emergency, locals and emergency services will have better mobile coverage to communicate and access vital services.” Mr Buchholz said.
Round 4 base stations are expected to roll out shortly with the first new base stations being activated by the second half of the year.