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New and improved mobile coverage for Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach in Denmark will see new and improved mobile phone coverage in 2019 after a new location was approved for a base station under the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program.

 

The Ocean Beach tower, announced under round 1 of the Mobile Blackspot Program, came to a halt after difficulties obtaining a suitable location and planning approvals.

 

I’m very pleased a solution has been found for mobile coverage at Ocean Beach.

 

An alternative site near the Denmark  Community Windfarm has now been approved by all parties which is expected to provide very good coverage to the Ocean Beach black spot location and Caravan park as well as the popular William Bay tourist area and sections of coastline.

 

The mobile blackspot program has been a fantastic initiative of this government producing real outcomes for communities across O’Connor. So far 74 towers have been delivered under the program with a further 11 still to be completed. Considering there were zero prior to 2013, that’s a really good outcome.

 

When issues arose with the tower at Ocean Beach I was contacted by many concerned residents, emergency service volunteers and other stakeholders who need a reliable signal to operate.

 

I refused to let this tower be moved to another area of the electorate. It’s been a 12-month campaign with many people involved but I am very pleased to finally see a result.

 

The tower at Ocean Beach is expected to be complete by June 2019.

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MEET RICK

I was inspired to run for Parliament following my involvement in a decade-long campaign to deregulate the wheat industry, which brought about the end of the Australia Wheat Board’s monopoly.

“I stand proudly for the Liberal philosophy of free markets, vigorous competition, small government and individual responsibility. These are the principles that guide me in my life and in this place. My track record in public life shows clearly that I am prepared to stand up for those principles.”

“To the electors of O'Connor, I reiterate the commitment that I have made to work tirelessly on your behalf, to always be frank and honest about the challenges we face, and to work cooperatively and collaboratively to improve the lives of the people who live in the greatest part of the greatest nation on earth”

– Rick Wilson MP Maiden Speech.