Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging last minute nominations to Round 4 of the Commonwealth Liberal National Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, ahead of closing of submissions this Thursday 11th October.
Mr MacDonald thanked the Hunter community for a strong response to the 4th round of submissions and said there was still time to contact his office.
“It’s been pleasing to see a total of 16 nominations come through my office, especially in areas such as Medowie, Congewai and Wollombi,” Mr MacDonald said.
“All we need is a location such as a suburb, street name or landmark, and my office can do the rest.”
“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 Hunter.”
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