The Morrison Government is improving connectivity for Australians living on the urban fringes of our major cities, today announcing $28.2 million for 66 successful projects to improve mobile coverage, competition and address blackspots, including two projects in Gorton.

The investments complement the Coalition’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program, which is improving mobile coverage and competition across regional and remote Australia by building more than 1,200 mobile base stations in regional and remote areas, with over 1,000 already built.

The Minister for Communications, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said, said the Morrison Government is committed to improving mobile connectivity for people living in outer urban areas as part of its plan for a strong economy and a stronger future for Australia.

“Improving coverage on the urban fringe will help communities access vital information during emergencies, seek help if needed and stay in touch with loved ones,” Minister Fletcher said.

Senator the Hon Sarah Henderson said, “Today I am pleased to announce we are building two new mobile site to improve coverage for people living in Gorton,” Senator Henderson said.

“Reliable mobile phone coverage is now critical infrastructure on which every Australian depends.

“Fixing mobile coverage is key to ensuring people across regional Victoria not only remain safe, particularly in emergencies such as bushfires, but receive infrastructure which is on par with those who live in metropolitan cities,” Senator Henderson said.

The new mobile sites in Gorton are an Optus and a TPG site at Ravenhall.

22 April 2022