29 new mobile base stations for South Australia

South Australians will benefit from improved mobile coverage and more reliable communications under Round 4 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Federal Minister for Regional Services Senator Bridget McKenzie today announced the locations of 29 new base stations in South Australia, improving mobile coverage in regional and remote communities.

The new sites include base stations at Riverton, Little Para Pass, Rhynie and Pichi Richi.

“Greater availability of mobile services means staying safe in remote areas, keeping in contact with family and friends, accessing online health and education services as well as increased tourism and business opportunities,” Minister McKenzie said.

“South Australia is a large state which needs reliable communications networks to thrive. These new mobile base stations will help regional South Australians connect with the world.”

“The Federal Coalition Government has worked closely with the South Australian Government as well as telecommunication providers to identify these key sites across the state.”

South Australia’s Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the state’s economic growth will be driven by effective mobile communications.

“The Marshall Liberal Government made a clear election commitment to help address mobile black spots across the state and this is announcement is significant step forward for regional South Australia,” Minister Whetstone said.

“Our regional areas are a major driver of our state’s economy and are an integral part of the state’s identity.

“South Australia’s regions contribute around $25 billion a year to the state’s economy, and connectivity is essential to driving our regions’ and our state’s growth and success.”

Under Round 4 of the program, $19.4 million will be invested in mobile infrastructure in South Australia. This includes $5.5 million funding from the Commonwealth and
$5.3 million from the South Australian Government.

The Mobile Black Spot Program is delivering 1047 new base stations and generating over $760 million of new investment in mobile infrastructure including contributions from state and local governments, mobile network operators, businesses and local communities.

Base stations under the first three rounds are scheduled to be operational by 30 June 2019. 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.

The list of new South Australian locations is below. For further details on Round 4 visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp

List of Round 4 Mobile Black Spot locations in South Australia

Site Name

Sate

Carrier

Arkaroola Village

SA

Telstra

Baird Bay

SA

Telstra

Borthwick Hill

SA

Telstra

Bower Township

SA

Telstra

Brinkworth

SA

Optus

Buckleboo

SA

Telstra

Cadney Park

SA

Telstra

Compton

SA

Telstra

Cradock, Wirreanda

SA

Telstra

Ettrick

SA

Optus

Flinders Ranges Way

SA

Optus

Kangaroo Island East

SA

Optus

Little Para Pass

SA

Telstra

Lyndhurst

SA

Telstra

Marama

SA

Optus

Mount Bryan

SA

Telstra

Mount Hallett

SA

Telstra

Mount Mary

SA

Telstra

Murtho

SA

Telstra

Murtho South

SA

Telstra

Mypolonga

SA

Optus

Nepabunna

SA

Optus

Nildottie

SA

Optus

Pichi Richi

SA

Telstra

Rhynie

SA

Optus

Riverton

SA

Optus

Tower Rd (Riddoch Hwy)

SA

Telstra

Wistow To Strathalbyn (Long Valley Road)

SA

Telstra

Wunkar

SA

Telstra

 

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