Yarras west of Wauchope gets new mobile base station

Yarras will soon have a mobile base station.
Yarras will soon have a mobile base station.

People living in Yarras, west of Wauchope are getting a new mobile base station.  It's one of 54 being delivered under round 4 of the Federal Government's Mobile Black Spot Program.

Minister for Regional Services Senator Bridget McKenzie says people in regional New South Wales will benefit from improved mobile coverage and more reliable communications under the program.

She said they are a key driver of the enormous contribution regions make to Australia's economic growth.

"Greater availability of mobile services is a big deal. It means staying safe in remote areas, keeping in contact with family and friends, unlocking access to online health and education services as well as increased tourism and business opportunities," added Senator McKenzie.

The Round 4 base stations roll-out, including Yarras which will be Optus, will begin shortly, with the first new base stations being activated by the second half of the year. For further details on Round 4 visit: www.communications.gov.au/mbsp