The Liberal 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 Pearce are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the rollout of the next round of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the database is currently open and called for all residents to contact his office to nominate any mobile black spot areas.
“I strongly encourage residents in Pearce to contact my office as soon as possible to nominate any mobile phone black spots in our community,” Mr Porter 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 area through the Program.
“The nominations will support Round 4 of the program which will look to provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas where there are clear economic and social benefits.
“Round 4 will also look to target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, as well as along key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism.”
11 local base stations in Bindoon West, Chittering, Gilgering, Grass Valley, Julimar, Morangup, Seabird, Upper Chittering, Wannamal South East, Bally Bally, Coondle have already been activated with two more soon to be completed in Bullsbrook and the Swan Valley.
The Liberal Government 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 Government is also calling for nominations from state and territory governments.