Mt Bruno set for better mobile phone coverage
27 April 2020
Mount Bruno is one of 13 Victorian communities set for a new mobile phone tower.
Member for Euroa and The Nationals deputy leader Steph Ryan has welcomed the news that the community was included under round 5 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program.
“Mobile coverage across the Euroa electorate is patchy but we have seen some real improvements through the investments that the Federal Government has made to fix blackspots,” Ms Ryan said.
The Optus macrocell base station announced for Mount Bruno will improve and extend mobile phone coverage to the surrounding area.
“Importantly, other telcos will be able to strike an arrangement with Optus to use this tower, which would make it a win for customers of all providers,” Ms Ryan said.
Ms Ryan also paid tribute to the Federal Nationals who had driven the program within the Federal Coalition.
“The blackspot program exists because The Nationals understand how important proper mobile phone coverage is to the future of our communities,” Ms Ryan said.
“Funding for mobile blackspots has been a non-negotiable for the Federal Nationals in the Coalition, and I acknowledge the work my Federal colleagues have done to ensure regional communities do not get left behind.”
Ms Ryan said she was aware there were many other communities across the electorate like Redesdale, Toolleen, Goorambat and Marraweeney which were frustrated by a persistent lack of mobile and internet coverage.
“This outcome shows we can get results when we work together and we continue to beat the drum.”