Works have commenced on a new mobile phone tower at Carrajung Lower and planning permits have now been approved for another tower at Mack’s Creek.
The towers are being built by Telstra with funding from the Federal Government’s Mobile Phone Blackspot Program
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said Carrajung Lower tower would improve coverage along the Hyland Highway and in Carrajung and Won Wron.
“The Federal Government is providing funding to help build 12 new towers across the Gippsland electorate to reduce mobile phone blackspots in regional communities and along major traffic routes,” Mr Chester said.
“The Carrajung Lower tower is due for completion by Christmas; while the Mack’s Creek tower is targeted toward construction in the first half of next year.
“Given the undulating landscape of Gippsland, it remains a challenge to achieve full mobile phone reception but the Federal Government is providing funding and is pleased to work in partnership with Telstra and other telecommunications providers to target problem areas and invest in infrastructure that will improve mobile phone coverage for as many communities as possible.”