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BLACKSPOTS

BLACKSPOTS

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.

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The Connecting Victoria program has been developed to create more jobs, boost local businesses and connect more Victorians to loved ones.

“It’s never been more important to be connected – for family, community, work and safety. That’s why we are asking Glenelg locals to help identify where mobile and broadband improvements are most needed,” Cr Rank said.

“New mobile and broadband infrastructure will mean more jobs and a boost for local businesses and will help local residents stay connected to loved ones. It will improve safety in the event of natural disaster, and will give more Glenelg residents the opportunity to participate in the online world, with better mobile coverage at home and when out and about.”

The first locations to receive upgrades or new infrastructure are expected to be announced later this year, with more to follow across the state.

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