Improved mobile connectivity in Werribee and the surrounding suburbs is coming with new telco infrastructure and upgrades which will hopefully include the poor reception areas around Saltwater Estate in Point Cook and around the Werribee Police Station, just to name a couple.
Through the Connecting Victoria program, the Labor Government is partnering with Optus and TPG Telecom to build a new 5G mobile tower and upgrade four existing towers to 5G, which is promised to improve services across more than 115 square kilometres in Werribee, Werribee South and Point Cook.
But don’t get too excited just yet; the work is said to be carried out between 2023 and 2026.
Investment into Melbourne’s outer west to date includes five new 5G mobile towers and upgrades to five existing towers in Tarneit, and better broadband connectivity through Business Fibre Zones in Rockbank, Mount Cottrell and Tarneit.
Optus and TPG Telecom have agreed to share infrastructure at some of these sites, giving locals a choice of mobile providers and improving competition.
Earlier this year the Government released the Connecting Victoria engagement report, voicing the needs of more than 11,000 Victorians for better mobile and broadband connections.
Feedback from the report highlighted mobile services need to be improved in Werribee and surrounding areas to keep up with population growth, boost businesses, support remote working and build community inclusion.
The $550 million Connecting Victoria program aims to fast-track improvements to mobile coverage and broadband access across the state.