Mobile reception relief

The news brought relief to residents and businesses in Wellard, Leda and Orelia who presently struggle to get reception.

This week Kwinana MLA Roger Cook said a development application had been signed by the Public Transport Authority on April 9.

However, it may be some time before the outcome of Telstra�s request is known, as approval can take up to 60 days.

�This is great news for the residents of Kwinana who have for too long put up with poor phone reception,� Mr Cook said.

�Several meetings and discussions with Telstra are finally getting somewhere.�

�This has been an ongoing issue for some time and it is really important that is gets resolved as soon a possible.�

A Telstra spokesman said the application would be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for a decision.

�The development application is for planning approval to construct a mobile phone base station adjacent to the car park at the Wellard train station to enhance mobile reception in this area,� he said.

�This application is subject to normal approval processes and plans will be publicly available. As with any such infrastructure � other carriers can co-locate their equipment.�