A NEW mobile tower has opened in Waroona to improve mobile phone and broadband reception across the Peel region.
The new mobile base station north of Waroona, built as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, will benefit local residents, farms, businesses and tourists.
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie welcomed the completion of the tower and said he remained committed to securing better mobile service in the Peel region.
“The Waroona north mobile base station is a critical piece of infrastructure for our local community,” he said.
“Towers like this ensure rural Australia remains competitive in the modern economy; that people can connect with their families; and that regional communities like ours remain an attractive place for tourism.”
The tower’s completion comes as the Government announced an additional $25 million to build more towers under Round Four of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
“I’m committed to ensuring the Peel region secures the mobile coverage we need,” he said.
The Government has committed to improve mobile coverage in Serpentine, Keysbrook and Lake Clifton.
“We have invested over $220 million into building more than 867 mobile towers across Australia,” Mr Hastie said.
The Government has put more than $680 million towards improving phone coverage, funding from state and local governments, and the mobile network operators.
The rollout of the first three rounds of the program would deliver 867 mobile base stations nationwide by June 2019.