Infrastructure planned

By Country News

The Victorian Opposition will invest $30million across four years in telecommunications infrastructure that improves mobile coverage and competition across Victoria if it is elected.

Nationals leader Peter Walsh said it was critical for farmers, families and other businesses in rural and regional communities that the next Victorian Government made ongoing investment for telecommunications infrastructure.

‘‘There are too many places across our state where communications services aren’t up to scratch and if a Liberal Nationals government is elected we’re determined to invest and change that,’’ Mr Walsh said.

‘‘In this digital age where the internet, smartphones and technology dominate, it is absolutely critical that families and businesses in rural and regional areas have reliable telephone and internet services.’’