Earlier in the week, the Australian Government released the guidelines for Round 4 of the Mobile Black Spot Program and called for applications from mobile network operators and infrastructure providers, including local government, to the Round 4 competitive assessment process.
The Government has committed $25 million to this round which will provide more mobile coverage to regional and remote areas across Australia. This includes targeting mobile black spot issues at regional and remote ‘public interest premises’, including economic centres, emergency services facilities, health facilities, educational facilities, indigenous community organisations, local government facilities and not-for-profit organisations.
To support Round 4, the Government recently re-opened the National Mobile Black Spot Database for nominations from local, state and territory governments, Federal Senators and Federal Members of Parliament. The database closed on 11 October 2018, although funding can still be sought for locations not on the database.
Applications will be open until 10 December 2018.
To apply and for more information visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp