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26 new mobile base stations for Western Australia

People living in Western Australia will benefit from improved mobile coverage and more reliable communications under Round 4 of the Coalition Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Minister for Regional Services Senator Bridget McKenzie today announced the locations of 26 new base stations to be delivered in Western Australia improving mobile coverage in regional and remote communities.

This includes base stations in locations such as Arrowsmith East, Ngurrawaana, Tampu and at the Tjukayirla Roadhouse.

“Reliable and effective mobile communications are a key driver of the enormous contribution that our regions make to Australia’s economic growth,” said Minister McKenzie.

“Greater availability of mobile services is a big deal. It means staying safe in remote areas, keeping in contact with family and friends, unlocking access to online health and education services as well as increased tourism and business opportunities.”

Under Round 4 of the program, $14.6 million will be invested in mobile infrastructure in Western Australia. This includes $4.3 million funding from the Commonwealth and a further $4.3 million from the Western Australian Government.

The Mobile Black Spot Program is delivering 1047 new base stations and generating over $760 million of new investment in mobile infrastructure including contributions from state and local governments, mobile network operators, businesses and local communities.

Base stations under the first three rounds are scheduled to be operational by 30 June 2019. Round 4 base stations are expected to roll out shortly with the first new base stations being activated by the second half of the year.

The list of Western Australian locations is below. For further details on Round 4 visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp

Media Contact:

Jonathan Hawkes: 0434 660 801

List of Round 4 Mobile Black Spot locations in Western Australia


Site Name State Carrier
Arrowsmith East WA Telstra
Tampu WA Telstra
Cheynes WA Telstra
Coalfields Road (Darkan) WA Telstra
Bannister WA Telstra
Nannup North WA Telstra
Gibb River Station WA Optus
Gnowangerup Jerramungup Road WA Telstra
Kanpa WA Telstra
Kooljaman Resort WA Telstra
Laverton, Cosmo Newberry WA Telstra
Laverton, Mulga Queen WA Telstra
Camballin WA Telstra
Mettler WA Telstra
Midlands Road WA Telstra
Nanga Brook Campsite WA Telstra
Narrikup West WA Telstra
Newlands WA Telstra
Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Kiwirrkurra WA Telstra
Ngurrawaana WA Telstra
Patjarr WA Telstra
Punmu Community WA Optus
Shannon Campground WA Telstra
Tjukayirla Roadhouse WA Optus
West Pingelly WA Telstra
Yardie Creek, Ningaloo (Yardie Creek Road) WA Telstra