Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent believes the activation of a Telstra base station in Kongwak will go a long way to addressing coverage issues in the area.

Mr Broadbent met with representatives of Telstra in the town on Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s fantastic to see the activation of this new mobile phone tower at Kongwak, which addresses a major black spot problem in the area. In the end, this is not just a matter of providing better service to rural mobile phone users, but a matter of providing a higher level of safety too,” Mr Broadbent said.

“The Coalition’s Mobile Black Spot Program has been a huge success – and this tower adds to the more than 200 active mobile base stations activated since we started the roll out.  The Mobile Black Spot Program has already changed the lives of so many Australians living in McMillan.

“The pace of the Mobile Black Spots roll out is accelerating towards the total of 765 base stations. Mobile data and phone coverage is a crucial part of our daily lives for education, business growth and keeping in contact with family and friends. The Mobile Black Spots Program will deliver coverage to 32,000 homes and businesses across 86,000 square kilometres.”