Today, Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan celebrated a milestone at Culla, with the activation of the 100th mobile base station under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP).

The brand new base station at Culla will provide expanded 3G/4G mobile coverage.

Mr Tehan said, “he was pleased to be at the event which was also the activation of the fifth base station of twelve in Wannon under Round 1 of the Mobile Black Spot Program. “ Other towers in Wannon that have been activated include Digby, Pigeon Ponds, Landsborough West and Muntham.  New mobile base stations are also to be constructed at Cape Bridgewater, Mirranatwa, Nareen, Victoria Valley, Landsborough, Moonambel and Portland West.

An additional four base stations at Amphitheatre, Lexton, Myamyn and Waubra are allocated under Round 2 of the program, bringing the total base stations in Wannon to sixteen.

“It is very pleasing to see the additional and improved mobile coverage for this area; it is brilliant news for our local communities, farmers, business and visitors to the region,” Mr Tehan said.

Under both Rounds 1 and 2 of the Coalition’s Mobile Black Spot Program, new coverage will be delivered to 32,000 homes and businesses across 86,000 square kilometres including 7600 of our major transport routes via 765 new mobile phone towers.

“The base stations in Wannon are due to the efforts of the community in identifying black spot locations and advocating for them to be fixed,” said Mr Tehan.

The locations of all of the base stations can be found on the national map at www.nationalmap.gov.au.

More information about the Coalition Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program can be found at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp

 Media contact: Cate Mercer-Grant 03 5572 1100 or 0408 564 232

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