Queensland communities can look forward to improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the funding of 144 new or upgraded mobile phone base stations under a joint Commonwealth-State Government arrangement.
The Queensland Government will fund the base stations with the Commonwealth Government, mobile operators, councils and other stakeholders under the national Mobile Black Spot Program. The State has committed almost $24 million across two rounds of the program to secure the new mobile base stations.
The Mobile Black Spot Program is a three-year program with construction of Queensland’s first round towers currently underway throughout the state. Round 2 tower rollout will occur over the next two years.
In addition to the 144 mobile phone base stations, at least 80 Telstra 4G small cells will also be deployed throughout the State.

MBSP Round 3

The Commonwealth has announced that a further $60 million has been committed for Round 3 of the program. A competitive process to allocate round 3 funding is expected to commence in 2017. Hopefully this process will enable further base stations to be secured for Queensland.

For further information

For more information and a map of Mobile Black Spot Program Queensland base stations locations visit www.qld.gov.au/MobileCoverage.