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Durack residents encouraged to nominate mobile black spots

The Federal 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.

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said residents in Durack 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.

Federal Members of Parliament and local councils can make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database.

Minister Price said the database is open for four weeks and called for all residents to contact her office to nominate any mobile black spot areas.

“I strongly encourage residents in Durack to contact my office as soon as possible to nominate any mobile phone black spots in our community,” she said.

“This presents a real opportunity for Durack 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,” said Minister Price.

“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.” 

The Federal 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 Federal Government is also calling for nominations from state and territory governments.

For more information on the program visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp 

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