The Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program has reached new heights, with Telstra switching on its 500th mobile base station in the picturesque town of Clarence in New South Wales.

2 October 2018

Surrounded by dense bushland and cliffs, Clarence is a small town just to the west of the Blue Mountains.

Locals who have struggled with mobile phone coverage in the past are now experiencing new and improved coverage which will help them stay in touch with friends and family, and do business.

This is just one of the 500 new mobile base stations Telstra has built as part of the Program.

Under the first three rounds of the program, a total of 867 new base stations are being delivered across Australia

With the first three rounds well on the way to be complete by June 2019, the Government recently announced $25 million has been allocated to a fourth round of the program.

To support round 4, the Government recently re-opened the National Mobile Black Spot Database for nominations from local, state and territory governments, Federal Senators and Federal Members of Parliament. The Database closes on 11 October 2018. The competitive assessment process for round 4 is expected to commence later this year.

For more information on the program and the re-opening of the Database visit the Mobile Black Spot Program page.