Regional NSW and outer Sydney residents and businesses will be better connected with work now underway to eliminate up to 795 mobile black spots across the State.
Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said the NSW Government has worked closely with the Federal Government and mobile phone carriers to maximise the funding and the subsequent benefits of the program.
The Mobile Blackspot Program fulfils the NSW Government’s election commitment to invest $24 million to fix some of the worst mobile phone black spots across the State,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We will deliver 144 new or upgraded mobile base stations will be rolled out in NSW over the next three years.
“The new or upgraded towers contribute to more than 14,000 square kilometres of new coverage in NSW, an area larger than the Sydney metropolitan area.”
Mr Barilaro said the initiative is a great example of the NSW and Commonwealth Governments working together with the industry to drive a better future for the people of NSW.
“Whether it’s new highways, hospitals, education facilities and now mobile phone towers, we are providing the infrastructure that regional NSW needs to grow and prosper,” Mr Barilaro said.
The NSW Government has contributed over $24 million to improving mobile coverage in regional areas and outer Sydney as part of the $92 million total investment.