Canberra commits fund to boost mobile coverage in Bonogin

THE Federal Government has announced it will fund a new base station in Bonogin to boost mobile coverage in the Gold Coast hinterland suburb.

Local Federal Minister Karen Andrews said the funding was part of the fourth round of the LNP’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

“I’m thrilled that residents and businesses in Bonogin can now enjoy the benefits and opportunities that improved mobile connectivity brings,” Minister Andrews said.


“Improved mobile coverage will help keep our businesses connected, allow families to stay in touch and means we can better access health and online services on the go.”

Minister for Regional Services Bridget McKenzie said the base station is part of a large investment in mobile connectivity.

“The announcement of successful Round 4 base stations means 1047 base stations are being delivered under the Mobile Black Spot Program.”

The Mobile Black Spot Program enables mobile carriers to service areas where it would otherwise not be commercially viable.

The stations are expected to roll out shortly and be activated by the second half of the year.