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32 new mobile base stations for Victoria

Victorians will benefit from improved mobile coverage and more reliable communications under Round 4 of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Minister for Regional Services and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie today announced the locations of 32 new base stations in Victoria, improving mobile coverage in regional and remote communities.

The new sites include base stations at Chum Creek, Bealiba, Licola and Toolleen.

“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, $21.7 million will be invested in mobile infrastructure in Victoria. This includes $6.5 million funding from the Commonwealth and $5.8 million from the Victorian 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 new Victorian 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 Victoria

Site Name State Carrier
Site Name State Carrier
Barfold VIC Optus
Bealiba VIC Optus
Bellfield VIC Optus
Berringama VIC Telstra
Berrys Creek VIC Telstra
Calder Highway (Site 1) VIC Optus
Cape Conran VIC Telstra
Chum Creek VIC Optus
Freeburgh/Smoko VIC Telstra
Glenloth East VIC Telstra
Grampians Rd (Halls Gap To Dunkeld) VIC Telstra
Graytown VIC Optus
Grenville VIC Optus
Jancourt East VIC Telstra
Langkoop VIC Telstra
Licola VIC Telstra
Lima South (Midland Highway) VIC Telstra
Manorina VIC Telstra
Maude VIC Telstra
Mena Park VIC Telstra
Merricks VIC Optus
Mooralla VIC Telstra
Mount Alfred VIC Telstra
Sandhill Lake VIC Telstra
Teesdale VIC Telstra
Telopea Downs VIC Telstra
Toolleen VIC Optus
Toolondo VIC Optus
Wilkur VIC Telstra
Wongarra VIC Telstra
Wye River VIC Telstra
Yanac VIC Telstra