THE ‘FIX IT’ MAP
Glenelg Shire Council is urging residents and businesses to nominate mobile and broadband coverage ‘blackspots’ to ensure they are considered for upgrade through a new State Government program.
The Connecting Victoria program will involve $550 million worth of communication upgrades across the State, and is asking for communities to nominate those locations that need it most on the website www.engage.vic.gov.au/connecting-victoria before 20 September.
Glenelg Shire Mayor, Anita Rank, said that community input was vital to Glenelg receiving a share of the upgrades.
“The more locations we have listed the better. We are a large rural municipality and we all experience the frustrations of poor mobile and broadband connectivity to some extent as we move around the Shire,” she said.
“That’s why we need the community’s help to pinpoint exactly where these locations are so that the State Government can consider them in any planned upgrades”.
To log a site, go to the www.engage.vic.gov.au/connecting-victoria website and pinpoint any addresses/areas that require upgrade on the interactive map (whether it be mobile signal or broadband). You will also be asked to describe the problem.