Mullewa allocated funding for internet, communications upgrades

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
NBN upgrades have been funded for Mullewa.
Camera IconNBN upgrades have been funded for Mullewa. Credit: Sharon Smith/The West Australian

Residents and businesses in Mullewa will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet as part of a telecommunications boost for Durack.

Under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity program, Mullewa has been allocated more than $4 million to upgrade the town’s NBN infrastructure.

The project will see satellite technology replaced by fibre-to-the-premises technology.

Newman, Onslow, Kununurra, Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing were among the other locations in the electorate to receive a share of $30 million in funding under the program.

Nationals candidate for Durack Ian Blayney welcomed the announcement and said the funding would help communities stay connected.

“Durack is a vast electorate and a common challenge for all communities is telecommunications,” he said.

“Telecoms are an essential service, better connectivity is also important for visitors and tourism, and doubly so for businesses in an increasingly digital world.”

Reliable communications in our part of the world are also important for road safety, fires and cyclones.”

Three new macro mobile sites, a fixed wireless network and upgrades to existing mobile base stations across the electorate also received funding under the program.

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