Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, announced a new mobile base station is now live for Tenterfield shire residents at Koreelah. Another tower at Dungowan in the Tamworth shire is also now live, he said.
Mr Joyce said the new Telstra towers will help improve coverage for residents and motorists in the local areas.
“Koreelah and Dungowan are among 37 new and upgraded towers we’re funding in the New England electorate under this program,” Mr Joyce said.
“It includes four priority location sites in the north of the electorate planned for Baldersleigh, Fig Tree Hill, Copeton Dam and Kingstown.
“The Koreelah tower will not only provide modern communications to local residents in our electorate’s far north, it will help build our corridor of commerce in the New England and support neighbouring major projects like the $24 million upgrade of the Mt Lindesay Road-Legume to Woodenbong Road, the Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass and the Bolivia Hill realignment.”
Telstra Area General Manager Mike Marom said the new mobile base station will bring new and improved coverage to the area.
He said it customers could now make and receive mobile calls and access high speed mobile broadband using Telstra’s latest 3G and 4GX services.