Glenburnie Phone Towers

Tuesday March 30, 2021

Mr BELL (Mount Gambier) (15:16): My question is to the Minister for Regional Development. Can the minister inform my community when the phone tower at the Glenburnie saleyards will be developed, since it was announced by the Liberal government in May 2020?

The Hon. D.K.B. BASHAM (Finniss—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:16): I thank the member for Mount Gambier for his question. Phone towers are very important to communities in the regions. As a government, the Marshall Liberal government has done enormous work in this part in recognising the blackspots within the regions and has worked with the federal government and the telcos to identify potential sites that are in need.

Certainly, the site that the member for Mount Gambier talks about down at the saleyards is an important site to make sure that we get a signal for the community to deliver what they need and to have the communications they deserve. We are working with those telcos to get these sites up and running and get the funds there in conjunction with the federal government. I do not have the exact detail in front of me of where that particular site is at, but I am happy to let the member know exactly what is happening with his site.