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Better mobile coverage will help in bushfires

Hannelore HepburnHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Mobile base stations will be installed and upgraded throughout Waroona in an effort to provide greater mobile coverage from sea to scarp.

The Federal Government announced last Tuesday 266 towers will either be upgraded or installed in the area as part of the Mobile Black Spot Program’s second phase.

The roll-out will deliver improved coverage to 6500 residential and businesses across 17,500sq km.

“This is great news for the people of Waroona, particularly given the bushfire risk in the area,” Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said.

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“I’m proud to be part of a Government delivering better mobile coverage to Canning.”

Upgrading existing towers and the addition of the new towers will also provide greater phone coverage to 1900kms of major transport routes.

Locations for the second phase of the program were selected after calling for the public to help identify different black spot areas throughout the region.

“The new base station in Waroona is due to the efforts of the community in identifying black spot locations and advocating for them to be fixed,” Mr Hastie said.

Stations are also scheduled for parts of the South West, including Conto’s Campsite in the Boranup Forest, Deepdene near Hamelin Bay and Vasse Highway in Yoganup.

“The new base stations in the South West are due to the efforts of the community identifying black spot locations and advocating for them to be fixed,” Forrest MHR Nola Marino said.

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