David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Boosting mobile coverage in Goondiwindi

July 26, 2021

Goondiwindi is set to benefit from new and improved mobile coverage thanks to Round 5A of the Australian Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“I know how frustrating it is to be talking on the phone or browsing the internet and then lose service, that’s why I’m pleased to see a Mobile Black Spot in Yarrill Creek will be addressed under this latest round of the Program,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The community has raised the issue of poor service in the area and I’m pleased to be part of a Government that is listening and delivering solutions.

“The site at Yarrill Creek is set to provide improved mobile coverage for the local community, allowing visitors and locals alike to stay connected, access education services, conduct business and remain in contact with family and friends.

“Nine macro cell base stations have been funded across Maranoa under this latest round, and are scheduled to commence shortly.”

“I have been pushing for a better telecommunications network in the bush and these new macro base stations are a step in the right direction towards delivering the secure and reliable mobile network that regional Australians need and deserve.

The Federal Government has committed $20.5 million to fund 67 new mobile base stations across Australia under Round 5A, collectively delivering over 12,000 square kilometres of new and improved handheld coverage. This brings the total number of base stations being funded under the Mobile Black Spot Program to over 1,270 base stations, representing a total investment of over $875 million.

The full list of base stations funded under Round 5A of the MBSP is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website.