Grose Vale black spot tower tender process opened by government

The federal government has opened the tender process for a new mobile phone tower to be built at Grose Vale. Picture: Robert Rough
The federal government has opened the tender process for a new mobile phone tower to be built at Grose Vale. Picture: Robert Rough

THE federal government has opened the tender process a mobile phone tower, which should deliver and fix a mobile phone black spot in the Grose Vale area.

Two black spots in the Hawkesbury are scheduled to be fixed by building new towers through funding from the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

The funding from the program is to fix black spot areas, particularly in regions which are prone to bush fires and affect the safety of residents.

One tower is to be built at Grose Vale, while the other will be built at St Albans, which is being funded through the ‘Priority Locations Round’.

The priority locations round of funding is meant to deliver 106 mobile phone towers across the country according to the federal government.

The federal government has opened the tender process for the latest round of the program, which includes the tower at Grose Vale.

The government expects to complete the tender process for the entire round of mobile towers across the country to be completed by the end of the year.

It said the rollout, again for the entire project, to begin at the start of 2018.

With three rounds of funding, the federal government will spend more than $800 million across the country addressing black spots.