SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
MEMBER FOR GORTON
ANDREW LEIGH MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR TREASURY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CHARITIES
MEMBER FOR FENNER
LABOR TO IMPROVE MOBILE COVERAGE IN JERVIS BAY TERRITORY
An Albanese Labor Government will help keep Jervis Bay connected by improving mobile phone coverage for the region.
Mobile coverage is unreliable and at times unavailable for many residents in the Jervis Bay Territory, who face a dangerous bushfire season surrounded by the Booderee National Park with only one road in and out.
That’s why an Albanese Labor Government will invest $750,000 to improve mobile coverage in the Jervis Bay Territory, including for the Indigenous community of Wreck Bay Village, ensuring residents and visitors can receive real-time emergency notifications.
This investment will improve mobile coverage in the Wreck Bay Village, with potential to also benefit Australian Navy and other Australian Defence Force personnel operating from the HMAS Creswell base, who travel throughout the area.
Reliable mobile coverage is essential for staying in touch with family and friends, conducting business, accessing services, and staying alert in natural disaster prone areas. This is a significant investment that will change the lives of residents.
Residents have been begging the Liberal Government to do something about mobile black spots in their region for almost a decade. They have been ignored for nine long years and they deserve better.
Australians can and should expect to have access to high quality connectivity speeds to keep us connected to each other and to the world.
Only an Albanese Labor Government is committed to the task of improving and boosting mobile coverage to help build a better future for local communities.
Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra