Mobile Blackspot Funding

The Digital Economy Group was engaged in late 2015 to Undertake Mobile Phone and Device Black spots Connectivity Assessment across the region with final reports delivered in January 2016.  Reports are available for each individual council area as well as an overview report for the then Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (WROC) (now Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors) region.

The Black Spots identified in these reports have been registered in the Federal Government Mobile Black Spot location database of the Department of Communication and the Arts, and have been used in lobbying for mobile blackspot coverage

Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayor’s will continue advocacy with the Government and the Carriers to get action on the identified black spots.  Providing this detailed evidence is the first step towards improved mobile phone coverage across the region.