Inggarda switched on for mobiles

Inggarda, about 21km south of Carnarvon on the North West Coastal Highway, is the latest mobile phone base station to be switched on in Durack.

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price welcomed the connection delivered under Round 1 of the Federal Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

“This program is delivering much needed new investment in mobile infrastructure across the Durack electorate to address mobile coverage issues,” she said.

Telstra completed the new mobile base station under Round 1 of the program.

So far 44 sites across the Durack electorate have received new or improved mobile coverage under Round 1.

Under the first two rounds of the program, a total of 765 new base stations will be delivered to address black spots in every state and territory. 

A further $60 million has been committed to a third round to address 125 sites in priority black spot areas.

Rollout of Round 3, the Priority Locations Round, has started and is scheduled to be completed this year.

The Federal Government is further delivering on its commitment to improve mobile coverage, with a further $25 million committed to a fourth round of the program which was announced this week.