The Coalition Government is improving connectivity for Australians living on the urban fringes of our major cities, today announcing $28.2 million for 66 successful projects to improve mobile coverage, enhance competition and address blackspots, including three projects in Longman.
The new mobile sites in Longman are:
- A new Telstra site at the corner of Old N Road and Bellmere Road.
- A new Telstra site and a new Optus site on Torrens Road in Caboolture South
The investments complement the Coalition’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program, which is improving mobile coverage and competition across regional and remote Australia by building more than 1,200 mobile base stations in regional and remote areas, with over 1,000 already built.
Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Coalition is committed to improving connectivity in outer urban areas like Caboolture as part of its plan for a strong economy and a stronger future.
“Access to reliable mobile services is essential to help grow businesses and jobs, while also providing Australians with better access to essential services,” Mr Morrison said.
Former Minister for Communications, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Coalition Government is committed to improving mobile connectivity for people living in outer urban areas as part of its plan for a strong economy and a stronger future for Australia.
“Improving coverage on the urban fringe will help communities access vital information during emergencies, seek help if needed and stay in touched with loved ones,” Former Minister Fletcher said.
The Member for Longman, Terry Young said “Today I am pleased to announce we are building three new mobile sites to improve coverage for people living in Bellmere and Caboolture South.
“This, along with the two new sites already under way at the Caboolture Pool and Caboolture River Rd, will well and truly resolve the mobile coverage issues experienced by people in these areas.”