Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC and Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks MP are encouraging last minute nominations to Round 4 of the Commonwealth Liberal National Government’ Mobile Black Spot Program, ahead of closing of submission this Thursday 11th October.
Mr MacDonald thanked the Central Coast community for a strong response to the 4th round of submissions and said there was still time to contact both himself and Ms Wicks with final suggestions.
“All we need is a location such as a suburb, street name or landmark, and our offices can do the rest,” Mr MacDonald said.
“I’m pleased to see a strong engagement with the fourth round, with a total of 16 nominations received by my office.”
“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.”
“Mobile phone coverage is more than convenience. It is how we do business; stay safe and keep connected with our communities in the Central Coast.”
Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks MP said that we have a strong record on delivering improved mobile here on the Central Coast.
“We have already received many nominations for Mobile Black Spots in our local area that need better mobile coverage and I encourage anyone that has an area in mind, to get in touch and have your say.”
“Under this program we have delivered improved mobile coverage in areas such as Calga, Somersby and Gunderman.”
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
Mr MacDonald’s office can be contacted on 02 9230 2393 and firstname.lastname@example.org