The Gap and Salmon Holes to get better coverage
Mobile and radio coverage along Albany’s treacherous coastline is set to improve with a new mobile tower planned to be built near The Gap.
The macrocell tower will provide coverage along Torndirrup National Park, including around the notorious fishing spot Salmon Holes, where 13 deaths have occurred in the past four decades.
Meanwhile, a Telstra Go Repeater has been installed at Salmon Holes beach to provide mobile coverage for first responders.
The mobile tower will be built at the Cave Point Lighthouse near The Gap and will be jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments together with Telstra.
Federal member for O’Connor Rick Wilson announced $300,000 funding for the macrocell tower today under the Mobile Black Spot Program.
“The Commonwealth has signed off on $300,000 to build the tower,” he said.
“We now need Telstra and the State Government to come to the party. I have no doubt that the State Government will be more than happy to contribute.”
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