Residents in Cowra and surrounding districts may find significant improvements in their mobile phone coverage from new mobile phone towers to be built at a handful of sites including Billimari, Gooloogong, Woodstock
and Darbys Falls. “Seven towers will be built on greenfields sites or using existing infrastructure in the broader Cowra area and will extend coverage to a number of local communities,” Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said.
Some residents are very excited about the scheduled improvements. “It’s very exciting news for Gooloogong,” said Emma Gosper. “As a little town, it’s great to be recognised and for issues to be addressed.” Mr Taylor said towers across Hume would be located for maximum signal spread and the benefit would be shared by many, because coverage would also extend along a number of roads and highway sections, including George Russel Drive and Grenfell-Orange
“In total, 74 of the 139 mobile black spots nominated in Hume will receive coverage via handheld phones or via an external antenna on the roof or car,” Mr Taylor said. “The total funding package to Hume is $10.4 million, including $2.76 million from the Federal Government.”