Windera mobile phone users will enjoy improved coverage after a new mobile base station was activated on Tuesday.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said the Windera base station had been funded under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.
A new station is also due to be switched on soon at Tansey, also part through the program.
“I’m proud to announce new mobile phone coverage for the Windera and Tansey communities, which will provide improved convenience, safety, and business opportunities for locals,” Mr O’Brien said.
“As someone who has lived and worked in regional areas for many years and relied heavily on telecommunications, I understand the importance of adequate mobile phone reception and am working hard to improve access wherever possible in the Wide Bay.”
The locations for Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Program were selected following an appeal to the public to nominate black spots.
These locations were entered into the national map which was provided to mobile network providers to assist them to develop funding applications.
These were assessed against the program guidelines by the Department of Communications and the Minister accepted the Department’s recommendations without change.