Phone tower for Kimba district

RECEPTION: A new phone tower is planned for Buckleboo.
RECEPTION: A new phone tower is planned for Buckleboo.

Buckleboo will be receiving a new mobile phone tower under the federal Mobile Black Spots Program.

The tower is one of 16 recently announced for in the Grey electorate, with work on the new stations expected to start this year.

Federal member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said this was a fantastic result.

"The extra 16 towers will make an enormous difference particularly in some of our more isolated communities and I thank both Telstra and Optus for their continued interest and investment in growing the network," he said.

"In a technological age it is important we have as much coverage as practical to ensure businesses can compete on an equal footing and we have tools necessary to make decisions dependent on information."

Mr Ramsey said while this round of funding would have a significant impact there was still more work to do, with a Regional Independent Review Committee established to map deficient spots and recommend future investments.