Better mobile phone coverage on the way

If you feel as though you spend half your life tilting your head every which way, or hanging off the back veranda just to get one bar of coverage on your mobile phone – you could be in luck.

The Federal Government has allocated $25 million to the fourth round of the Mobile Black Spot Program.

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the program would deliver better mobile coverage to regional and remote communities.


“This program has already improved mobile phone coverage to a number of suburbs in my electorate including Cedar Creek, North Maclean and Wongawallan,” Mr van Manen said.

“This new round will enable more of our communities to take advantage of the social and economic benefits that 21st century communications can provide,” he added.

The competitive selection process for round four of the program is expected to commence later this year, and Mr van Manen suggests any Gold Coasters who believe they live or work in a black spot to have their voice heard.

“I encourage local residents, businesses and community organisations to engage with their state and local governments through the consultation process to enhance coverage outcomes.”

More information about the program is available ONLINE.