The Central Coast region’s Public Safety Network has been expanded, with the construction of a new radio site at Mount Elliott now complete.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the new radio tower was delivered by the NSW Telco Authority and is vital to ongoing community safety.
“Alongside Australia’s triple zero emergency hotline, the Public Safety Network is the most critical communications network in our State,” Mr Crouch said.
“Public Safety Network sites provide emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network upon which they communicate.
“This is a fantastic example of technology being improved and better used to save lives.
“By expanding the footprint of emergency communications infrastructure, we are ensuring that frontline responders have a more reliable network to help keep people and places safe.
“For example, Public Safety Network sites were crucial in supporting the Rural Fire Service, Police Force, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and the State Emergency Service communicate throughout the Black Summer of bushfires 2019-20.”
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the NSW Government was investing more than $600 million in essential infrastructure to better protect communities.
“During an emergency every second counts. The new radio site at Mount Elliott will make it easier for our local emergency services to communicate when it matters most,” Mr Dominello said.
“The Public Safety Network’s expansion represents the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure by the NSW Government in two decades.”