Zoe McKenzie MP
Federal Member for Flinders
15 September 2022
$13.3 million in telecommunication upgrades
to proceed on Mornington Peninsula
Over $13 million in telecommunication upgrades on the Mornington Peninsula will proceed through the Australian Government’s Peri-Urban Mobile Program (PUMP).
Following advocacy from the Federal Member for Flinders, Zoe McKenzie MP, the office of Communications Minister Michelle Rowland has confirmed that all eleven sites previously committed to by the former government would proceed.
• A new TPG site at Main Ridge
• A new TPG site at Merricks North
• A new Optus site and a new TPG site at Mt Martha Esplanade
• A new Optus site and a new TPG site at Rye South
• A new TPG site at Sorrento North
• A new TPG site at St Andrews Beach
• A new Optus site and a new TPG site at Tootgarook Reserve
• A new TPG site at Tuerong
This equates to a total investment of $13.3 million, with $3.5 million provided from the Federal Government and will result in improved reception across the Peninsula.
“Following advocacy by myself and other members of the Coalition, I am grateful that the Minister has confirmed all eleven of the proposed upgrade sites on the Mornington Peninsula will proceed as planned, with works to commence shortly,” Ms McKenzie said.
“Small businesses, families, students and people working from home are increasingly reliant on mobile connectivity. Residents and visitors to our region need reliable telecommunications in the event of emergencies. I will continue to work with Government and stakeholders to ensure that work on these vital projects gets underway as soon as possible.”
“I will also continue to advocate for further improvements to our mobile network across the Mornington Peninsula.”
Further information on the Peri-Urban Mobile Program (PUMP) is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/peri-urban-mobile-program