New nominations on mobile phone black spots are now being sought to help inform the rollout of the next round of the Federal Coalition’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

Federal Minister for Regional Services, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today invited all three tiers of government to make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database.

And the Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, encourages residents to nominate local black spots by October 9.

“This presents a real opportunity for Oxley residents to have a say on local problem mobile phone areas and to encourage mobile operators to invest in new facilities.”

“Round 4 of the program will look to provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas where there are clear economic and social benefits.”

“It will also look to target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, as well as along key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism.”

“Residents can contact my office to nominate problem mobile black spot areas and I will pass these on to our Federal Members of Parliament.”

The Federal Coalition will invest $25 million to deliver round 4 of the program and will soon call for applications from carriers to be selected through a competitive process.

For more information on the program visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp