Nominate local phone reception problem areas that need fixing by the Mobile Black Spot Program

Picture: Glenn Hunt
Picture: Glenn Hunt

THURSDAY is your last opportunity to nominate a mobile phone reception black spot in Lake Macquarie or on the Central Coast as part of Round 4 of the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said there was still time to contact his office.

“All we need is a location such as a suburb, street name or landmark, and my office can do the rest,” he said.

“Round 4 will also look to target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, as well as along key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism.

“Mobile phone coverage is more than convenience. It is how we do business; stay safe and keep connected with our communities.”

The Coalition would invest $25 million to deliver Round 4 of the program, and would also soon call for applications from carriers to be selected through a competitive process, Mr MacDonald said.

For more information on the program visit:

Phone Mr MacDonald’s office on 9230 2393.

Or send an email to him at