The Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database, responsible for fixing mobile dropout areas, is taking nominations from regional residents on problem areas near them.
Residents are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the roll-out of the next round of the $220 million program.
Federal Members of Parliament and local councils can make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the database is open for four weeks and called for all residents to contact either of his offices to nominate any mobile black spot areas.
“I strongly encourage residents in Barker to contact my office as soon as possible to nominate any mobile phone black spots in our community,” Mr Pasin said.
“This presents a real opportunity for Barker residents to have their say on problem mobile black spots and encourage mobile operators to invest in our area through the Program.
State MP for Schubert Stephan Knoll last week told the Herald that the Sandy creek and Concorida areas need immediate attention.
“Then there’s Springton for Telstra coverage – of which there’s none – it’s amazing..” Mr Knoll said.
“They’re the two worst ones.”
The nominations will look to provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas where there are clear economic and social benefits.
“Round 4 will also look to target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, as well as along key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism,” Mr Pasin said.
The Coalition will invest $25 million to deliver round 4 of the program and will soon call for applications from carriers to be selected through a competitive process.