Media Release, 16 June 2020

Telstra boosts mobile coverage at Cheshunt in Upper King Valley

Melbourne, Wednesday 17 June: Telstra has announced a new mobile site has been switched on as part of the Victorian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Project, improving coverage to Cheshunt.

Telstra Regional General Manager Loretta Willaton said the new site would improve upon Telstra’s existing coverage across Victoria’s Upper King Valley.

“Switching on this new mobile site removes a notorious black spot around Cheshunt, bringing dedicated Telstra mobile coverage to this area for the first time,” Ms Willaton said.

“The new tower will provide better coverage to the communities of Cheshunt and Whitfield as well as more parts of King Valley Road and Upper King River Road.”

“We’ve worked really closely with locals and councils to get their feedback, which has helped us in the planning and roll out of this important site.”

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green MP said local communities have been vital in helping provide feedback on the locations and sites as part of the Victorian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Project.

“The Victorian Government has already delivered more than 150 new mobile towers and we’re getting on with the job of giving local communities every opportunity to thrive,” Ms Green said.

The new site will provide another way for residents and visitors to stay up to date with important alerts and in the event of an emergency.

Telstra is delivering 17 mobile sites as part of the $11 million third round of the Victorian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Project including Cheshunt, Strath Creek South, Buckland Valley, Woolshed Valley and Carboor.

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Telstra Media contact:

Matt Smithson – Telstra State Media Manager (VIC/TAS) – E: media@team.telstra.com
Media reference number: 065/2020