Warroora the latest mobile base station to be switched on
November 23, 2018
A further mobile base station has been switched on in Durack under the Federal Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
Telstra has flicked the switch at Warroora which is located about 175 km north of Carnarvon and about 20 km south east of Coral Bay in the Gascoyne.
Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said it’s wonderful to see these mobile base stations coming on stream.
“I have worked hard to reduce the number of mobile black spots across the Durack electorate and this is the latest one completed by Telstra, the latest of 85 Telstra sites across the electorate,” said the Minister.
“This joins the base station ‘just up the road’ on the North West Coastal Highway at Minilya, that was switched on in September.
“The Warroora base station will offer mobile coverage for tourists visiting the Ningaloo coast as well as for transport carriers and local traffic,” the Minister said.
The Mobile Black Spot Program is delivering 876 new base stations over three rounds addressing black spots in every state and territory, bringing 21st century telecommunications to those living in regional Australia.
The Federal Government is further delivering on its commitment to improve mobile coverage, with a further $25 million committed to a fourth round of the program.