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Improved Mobile Phone Coverage for Dobell
Press Release. 25 June 2015
Compiled by Gaye Crispin
After lobbying, Mrs Karen McNamara MP Federal Member for Dobell is delighted to announce four new base stations will be funded as part of the Mobile Black Spot Programme.
In total 12 of the 14 mobile black spots nominated by residents in Dobell will be addressed by handheld or external antenna coverage (or both).
New base stations will be built at Dooralong, Lemon Tree, Wyong Creek and Yarramalong.
Coverage will be provided to all or part of the following locations nominated as black spots in Dobell:
- Brush Creek Road
- Cedar Brush Creek
- Dooralong Road
- Little Jilliby
- Wyong Creek
- Yarramalong Valley (including between Yarramalong Road and Cedar Brush Creek and Wyong Creek.)
Mrs McNamara is delighted the Government has listened to the people of Dobell.
“It’s good news for the people of the Valleys who have had to put up with the issue of no mobile coverage for many years,” said Mrs McNamara.
“I’ve held numerous community consultations with key stakeholders about the lack of mobile phone coverage in these particular areas.”
“There is a definite health and safety risk for these residents of Dobell which I hope will now be alleviated with the installation of new base stations allowing mobile phone usage in the event of an emergency, particularly motor vehicle drivers using isolated roads.
The Mobile Black Spot Programme funding allocation will mean these first bases will be rolled out in the second half of 2015,” said Mrs McNamara.
The total funding package to Dobell will be $3.22 million, including $723,000 funding from the Australian Government.
You can contact Mrs McNamara’s office on
Ph: 02 4351 0837
You can follow The Member for Dobell here on Facebook
– Article compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times
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