Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips, has welcomed the news that the new Clyde Mountain Telstra mobile base station is now up and working.
Mrs Phillips said the lack of mobile coverage on the Clyde Mountain had been a long standing significant issue raised with her by many people and groups in the community and one she has continued to raise in Parliament.
In 2018 the federal government said it would fix the mobile black spots on the Clyde Mountain, but it’s taken more than three years.
Mrs Phillips said she has been like a ‘dog with a bone’ over the Clyde Mountain mobile tower issue, and like many in the community was quite frankly getting sick of the lame excuses why it had not been delivered.
Mrs Phillips is pleased the mobile tower is now working and will provide a further 11km of coverage across the top of the mountain between Pooh Bear’s Corner and Cabbage Tree Creek.
“I’m certainly very pleased for the community’s sake that the Clyde Mountain mobile tower is now up and working”, Fiona said.
Mobile coverage is pivotal for individuals, businesses, organisations and visitors to the area. It’s of course absolutely paramount from a safety perspective”, Fiona continued.
“I want to thank individuals, organisations and Eurobodalla Council for continuing to advocate on this issue”, Fiona said.
“I thank everyone that’s worked over the years to make this happen”, Fiona continued.
“As the federal Member for Gilmore, I remain concerned about many mobile black spots across the electorate. I will always keep fighting for better mobile coverage and holding the government to account”, Fiona concluded.