The public safety network (PSN) in the Great Lakes has been boosted with the completion of six new radio sites at Nerong State Forest, Nabiac, Coolongolook, Smiths Lake, Ganghat and Forster.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the new radio sites, delivered by NSW Telco Authority, were vital to ongoing community safety across the region.
"The PSN sites provide emergency services organisations the ability to communicate on a single, integrated network," Mr Bromhead said.
"Through the expansion of this critical infrastructure, we are ensuring all frontline responders have a more reliable and enhanced network to help keep communities safe.
"The sites were crucial in protecting communities and supporting the Rural Fire Service, police, Fire and Rescue, ambulance and the State Emergency Service during the bushfires in NSW."
Mr Bromhead joined Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello this week to inspect the recently completed Coolongolook site.
Through the expansion of this critical infrastructure, we are ensuring all frontline responders have a more reliable and enhanced network to help keep communities safe.Stephen Bromhead
Mr Dominello said the NSW Government was investing more than $600 million in essential infrastructure to better protect communities.
"The new radio sites in the Myall Lakes area and the others underway will make it easier for our local emergency services to communicate when it matters most and help save lives," Mr Dominello said.
"The expansion of the PSN is part of the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure by the NSW Government in two decades."
In addition to the six completed sites, construction is underway at sites across the Myall Lakes at Cabbage Tree Mountain, Mount Chapman, Mount Marie and Smiths Lake.
The delivery of these new emergency communications sites follows a recent $217 million boost to NSW Telco Authority to continue to expand the footprint of the PSN across NSW.
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