Bonogin residents will get improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews today announced the new base station under the fourth round of the program. “I’m thrilled that residents and businesses in Bonogin can now enjoy the benefits and opportunities that improved mobile connectivity brings,” Minister Andrews said.
“Improved mobile coverage will help keep our businesses connected, allow families to stay in touch and means we can better access health and online services on the go.”
“The Liberal National Government is only able to make these investments because of our sensible and rational economic management, which has created over 1.2 million jobs since coming to Government.”
Minister for Regional Services Bridget McKenzie said this base station for Bonogin is part of a large investment in mobile connectivity. “The announcement of successful Round 4 base stations means 1047 base stations are being delivered under the Mobile Black Spot Program. This reaffirms our commitment to delivering 21st century connectivity to our regions and will benefit thousands of Australians.”
“Our continued investment in mobile phone infrastructure is proof that we are focused on connecting all Australians no matter where they live,” Minister McKenzie said.
The Mobile Black Spot Program enables mobile carriers to service areas where it would otherwise not be commercially viable. So far the program is generating over $760 million of new investment including contributions from state and local governments, mobile network operators, businesses and local communities.
Round 4 base stations are expected to roll out shortly with the first new base stations being activated by the second half of the year. Better connectivity is part of the Coalition’s plan to keep grow the economy and create 1.25 million new jobs within five years.
More information about the program is available at: communications.gov.au/mbsp