Mallacoota residents and visitors will have better mobile and internet connections, with new mobile infrastructure to be built to help the region recover from the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.
The Victorian Government and Telstra are set to invest $2.2 million to improve 4G mobile capacity and resilience in the region.
“Improved mobile capacity will help people to access safety information during bushfires and other emergencies when mobile networks are under extreme pressure,” the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) said in a statement.
“The boost to mobile connectivity is a priority for the Mallacoota and District Recovery Association (MADRA) and features in their Disaster Recovery Plan.
“With these upgrades, the mobile infrastructure will cope better with the increase in the area’s population each tourist season, leading to an improved experience for local businesses and for families holidaying in Mallacoota.”
Since 2014, the Victorian Government has funded 253 new mobile base stations across the state.
To find out more, visit Connecting Victoria.