Residents around the Leonard’s Hill area can expect to experience a boost to their mobile phone reception after the area’s new mobile black spot tower was switched on.
Telstra flicked the switch on the tower a fortnight ago, just weeks after it finally installed the controversial tower in the nearby township of Glenlyon following notable community opposition.
In a statement Telstra area general manager Steve Tinker said “significant work is occurring behind the scenes for our remaining sites in the Hepburn Shire, including design planning, community consultations, the formulation and development of planning applications and working with local councils to get the best outcome for everybody”.
Planning for further towers in Eganstown, Denver, Lyonville and Bullarto has also been completed, with works on those four sites expected to begin in 2018.
All up the state and federal government funded project will deliver six towers to the Hepburn Shire.