Mobile phone tower installed at Goolma

BLACKSPOT: Construction of the mobile phone tower at Goolma began mid-October as part of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. Photo: MARK GRIGGS
BLACKSPOT: Construction of the mobile phone tower at Goolma began mid-October as part of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. Photo: MARK GRIGGS

The 200-person village of Goolma is soon be connected with the rest of the world following the construction of a much-needed mobile phone tower.

Construction of the tower 40 kilometres north-west of Wellington began mid-October and is funded under Round 1 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

It will be officially launched in Goolma on Tuesday once the testing phase is complete. 

Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee, said it is a fantastic move which will benefit the surrounding district. 

“This long awaited base station will deliver 3G and 4G mobile coverage to Goolma and the surrounding region, and this is terrific news for residents, businesses, farmers, motorists and Goolma Public School!” he said.