“Mobile phone service is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity in many situations and while better regional communications can have a positive impact on our regional economic activity it’s also a critical safety issue”. These were the words of Member for Barker Tony Pasin when speaking of new telecommunications towers in regional South Australia at Murtho and Wunkar, as reported in the Murray Pioneer and Loxton News newspapers.
These towers, part of the Federal Government’s $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program, relay coverage up to 15km away linking with nearby towers across the Riverland and Mallee.
They are just part of a telecommunications roll-out across South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia that URPS facilitated with Pro-Realty.
It is great to see this essential infrastructure being welcomed by communities that value the “importance of having mobile connectivity and high-speed mobile internet for supporting local businesses and tourism, and making regional centres great places to live” (Telstra regional manager for SA, Mark Bolton).