The Coalition Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations for new nominations from state and local governments, and Federal Members of Parliament.
Residents in Flinders are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the rollout of the next round of the Coalition’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
Minister for Regional Services, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today invited Federal Members of Parliament and local councils to make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has called for all residents living in areas of poor reception to contact his office to nominate any mobile black spot areas during the four week nomination period.
“I strongly encourage residents from around the electorate to contact my office as soon as possible to nominate any mobile phone black spots in our community,” Minister Hunt said.
“This presents a real opportunity for local residents to have their say on problem mobile black spots and encourage mobile operators to invest in our local communities.”
“All nominations will support round 4 of the Mobile Black Spot Program, which will look to provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas of clear economic and social benefit.”
“Round 4 will also look to target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal tourism demand.”
The Coalition will invest $25 million to deliver round 4 of the program and will soon call for applications from carriers to be selected through a competitive process. The Coalition is also calling for nominations from state and territory governments.
For more information on the program visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp