Local communities, councils and telcos are urged to have their say on new draft guidelines for the next $20 million round of the Peri-Urban Mobile Program (PUMP) which aims to improve mobile coverage on the urban fringes of communities.
Peri-urban fringes – where the bush meets the edges of the suburbs – create significant challenges for communications infrastructure and natural disaster risks for people living and working in these communities.
PUMP also targets longstanding mobile coverage and connectivity issues for impacted peri-urban communities by co-investing with mobile network operators on local projects.
To view the draft grant opportunity guidelines or make a submission, click here: www.infrastructure.gov.au/have-your-say/consultation-pump-round-2-draft-guidelines
The Government has also moved to the next phase of the national mobile audit and published the draft RFI here: Government seeks public input on mobile coverage audit