Many areas, particularly those in the north of the shire have very poor to non-existent mobile phone reception.
The devastating effects of the 2009 Black Saturday and the 2018 Mt Worth bushfires outlined the increasing reliance from emergency services on mobile and internet-based warning systems. It is crucial for there to be reliable access to mobile and internet services across the shire.
Reliable and fast internet is also critical for tourism, businesses, local jobs and economic development.
What is Needed?
Increased reliable telecommunications in the northern and remote areas of the shire. Public wi-fi infrastructure within town centres.