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Shire of Victoria Plains


Full Mobile Black Spot Programme schedule announced

Details of the locations and time-frames of the 128 new and upgraded mobile phone towers to be

delivered across regional WA though the Mobile Black Spot Programme have been announced.

The $385 million program is a joint initiative involving the

Royalties for Regions

funded Regional

Telecommunications Project and the Commonwealth Government.

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA said The Nationals WA had unveiled the location of the first 10

mobile phone towers under the Programme last month, and welcomed the full schedule’s release


“Information on all 128 phone towers being built in regional WA is now online and easily accessible,

so local residents can clearly see when and where mobile coverage will be improved in their area,”

Mr Love said.

“By the end of July 2016, the first 10 sites in WA will be constructed, with many more to follow over

the next three years.”

Residents of Moore can expect eight new or upgraded towers in the 2016-17 financial year including:

Carnamah East, Horrocks, Kalbarri Loop, Latham, Meanarra Hill, Yandanooka, Bindoon West and


Among the 10 towers scheduled for completion in 2017-18 are Bunjil, Eganu, Koolanooka, Maya

North, Womarden, Merkanooka, Grey, Mimegarra, Pithara and Wannamal East with a further three

towers scheduled for construction during 2018-19 at Julimar, Mogumber and Yallabathara.

Mr Love said he understood the anticipation around the build and suggested members of the public

track progress using the Mobile Black Spot Site Locator which includes a map and can be found at:

“There are many factors affecting when a site can be completed, including relevant Federal, State

and Local government approvals, the scale and complexity of construction required, and whether the

structure is new or existing,” Mr Love said.

Minister for Regional Development, Terry Redman MLA, announced the full schedule for the jointly

funded Commonwealth-

Royalties for Regions –

Mobile Black Spot Programme this week.

“Royalties for Regions

is playing a significant role in transforming regional WA and has so far

contributed $85 million to improving mobile communications across regional WA since 2012,

supporting the rollout of 266 new phone towers,” Mr Redman added.

For media enquiries please contact Shane Love MLA on 9927 2333 or email