Nominate a mobile phone black spot

There are many gaps in the phone coverage in the Katherine region.
There are many gaps in the phone coverage in the Katherine region.

The Federal Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations for new nominations from state and local governments, and Federal Members of Parliament.

Territorians are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area.

The recent search for a missing Queensland man at Leliyn/Edith Falls was said to be hampered by the lack of mobile phone coverage.

Senator Nigel Scullion said the next round of the Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program, was now open.

There are many blackspots in the Katherine region, and famously along the Stuart and Victoria highways.

Minister for Regional Services, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has invited Federal Members of Parliament and local councils to make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database.

Senator Scullion said the database is open for four weeks and called for Territorians to contact their office today to nominate any mobile black spot areas.

“I strongly encourage Territorians to contact my office as soon as possible to nominate any mobile phone black spots in our community,” Senator Scullion said.

You can contact Katherine Town Council here.

Senator Nigel Scullion on email Nigel.Scullion@ia.pm.gov.au or here.

“This presents a real opportunity for Territorians to have their say on problem mobile black spots and encourage mobile operators to invest in our area through the Program.

For more information on the program visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp

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