Digital infrastructure in Queensland’s Isaac region has been given a $1.5 million boost to improve connectivity for residents, schools and businesses.
The project funded under the Australian Government’s Regional Connectivity program will see new and improved telecommunication services between Moranbah and Clermont with five new towers key to the success of the project.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor, Anne Baker said mobile and broadband connectivity was essential to help feed, power and build sustainable and vibrant Isaac regional communities.
“Our residents and mum-and-dad enterprises deserve improved broadband services and data that deliver fast and reliable connectivity,” said Mayor Baker.
“This will give families a boost in keeping in touch, businesses to stay connected and gain more access to online health and educational services.
“Thank you to the Commonwealth for recognise this as a priority especially in this COVID-19 clime we all find ourselves in.”
Capricornia MP, Michelle Landry said the Isaac project would provide people with access to improved broadband services and data.
“This improved connectivity would support agricultural productivity by enabling the uptake of Agtech and decision agriculture in a significant livestock and crop growing region, including to a new Signature Beef processing plant, which would create new jobs,” Ms Landry said.
The project is part the Federal Government’s $90 million program to deliver 81 place-based solutions to digital connectivity issues in the regions through a range of mobile and broadband services.