Landsborough West residents and community members will benefit from the launch of a new mobile base station providing expanded 3G/4G mobile coverage to eliminate blackspots in the area. The new station means community members will experience improved mobile coverage, fewer drop outs, and a more reliable service.

Mr Tehan said, “this is fantastic news for our local communities, local businesses, industry, farmers and visitors to the region.”

The Coalition Government committed $100 million to round 1 of the programme, which will deliver 499 new or upgraded mobile base stations across Australia. The Commonwealth funding commitment was supplemented by co-contributions from Telstra ($165 million) and Vodafone ($20 million), as well as substantial co-contributions from State and local governments and third parties. Overall, round 1 of the programme will see more than $385 million invested to improve mobile phone services in rural and regional Australia.

The Coalition Government has committed an additional $60 million for round 2 of the programme. Under Round 2  of the programme, the towns of Amphitheatre, Lexton, Myamyn, and Waubra will receive new mobile base stations.

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