The Morrison Government will undertake a feasibility study of up to $2 million to examine ways to improve digital connectivity in the Grainbelt.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Government has listened to residents and local business owners and is taking action to improve telecommunications services.
“The Grainbelt forms an important part of Australia’s economy, contributing more than $4.5 billion per year,” Mr Wilson said.
“The improvements to connectivity across the Grainbelt will help increase productivity across the region.
“Improved connectivity will help boost our agriculture and transport industries which are the backbone of the Australian economy.”
Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield said this study is the first step in examining what infrastructure is in place and how the quality and reliability of broadband connectivity in this remote and unique region of Australia can be boosted.
The study will take into account existing research and programs being undertaken by the State Government and consider ways to promote national involvement