O’Brien welcomes phone boost
Motorists along the Strzelecki Highway and local residents will welcome the Federal Coalition Government’s announcement of a new mobile tower at Berrys Creek to boost phone reception.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien congratulated his federal colleagues, Senator Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Regional Services and Russell Broadbent, Member for McMillan for delivering on a much needed black spot boost, which is funded with support from the State Government.
“The electorate of Gippsland South has done extremely well over the last few years with new mobile towers thanks to investment by the State Government including the previous Liberal Nationals Government and the work of Russell Broadbent.
“Berrys Creek has been an issue for thousands of travellers along the Strzelecki Highway as a noted drop out point and this new tower will boost safety and improve communications for all travellers and local residents around the Berrys Creek area.
“The Federal Government with support from State Government funding has put around 20 new towers up in the Gippsland South electorate in the past 4 years, including at places such as Kongwak, Dumbalk and Arawata, improving telecommunications for country people.
“We in South Gippsland have some difficult terrain to ensure good mobile service but the commitment of the Federal Liberal Nationals Government to the black spot program has been fantastic.
“I strongly welcome the announcement by Gippsland’s own Bridget McKenzie this week of a further $220 million for regional telecommunications. It’s a clear sign that The Nationals and Liberals are delivering for country people.”
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, has welcomed the announcement of a new mobile phone tower for Berrys Creek.