In a massive $385 million investment delivering nearly 500 new or upgraded base stations in the implementation of their Black Spot Programme, the Federal Government is building eighteen new mobile base stations in the electorate of Calare.
Federal MP John Cobb said “this is a great outcome for Calare, with a total of $10.16 million to be invested on new and improved mobile coverage in the area.”
The NSW State Government will also invest in fixing 795 mobile phone black spots in regional communities, which Member for Orange Andrew Gee says will be a benefit for Cabonne. Eight additional mobile network towers will be rolled out in the Orange electorate to eliminate some of the states’ worst black spots.
Another boost for Calare will be the $1.105 billion extra being made available to councils across Australia for much needed road upgrades as a part of the Roads to Recovery Programme over the next 2 years.
This will include $67,000 towards installing a wire rope safety barrier on the Parkes-Eugowra Road, and the installation of overtaking lanes on Cargo Road.
According to John Cobb’s office, “the extra money will flow as a result of the passage through Federal Parliament of the fuel excise indexation legislation.”
“Every resident understands the challenges this region faces with building necessary roads. The extra funding will increase Federal Government funding for Roads to Recovery from $700 million to $1 billion in 2015-16,” John Cobb said.