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Nominate black spot

By Country News

Residents are being encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spots in their area to help create a list as part of the $220million Mobile Black Spot Program.

The re-opened Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations will help to inform which locations will receive funding in round four of the program.

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum said the database was open for four weeks and called for all residents to contact his office to nominate any mobile black spot areas.

‘‘I strongly encourage locals in Murray to contact my office as soon as possible to nominate any mobile phone black spots in our community,’’ Mr Drum said.

‘‘This presents a real opportunity for locals to have their say on problem mobile black spots and encourage mobile operators to invest in our area through the program.’’

Round four of the program will look to provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas where there are clear economic and social benefits and will target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, as well as along key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism.

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