Little more than a week remains for residents and businesses in Mayo to make nominations to round four of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.
Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer said improving mobile phone coverage was a key priority for the electorate and the Morrison Government was keen on local input.
“I was pleased to host the Minister for Regional Services, Bridget McKenzie, here in Mayo in June when she announced $25 million for another round of the program,” Ms Downer said.
“Many politicians talk about improving mobile coverage but only the Coalition Government is delivering it, committing $220 million and leveraging co-contributions of more than $680 million for 867 base stations across Australia, of which more than 600 are already operating.
“Nominations for the latest round close on Thursday, 11 October so make sure that if you know of a black spot in your community, nominate it now.
“Residents and businesses in Mayo can visit www.bit.ly/mbspdatabase to make nominations – the form includes instructions on how to identify locations – or they’re welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to ensure their nomination makes it onto the database.
“Reliable mobile coverage is crucial for regional communities like Mayo for so many reasons and I’m committed to working with everyone in the electorate to ensure we have it.”