New Emergency Communications Tower Completed

14 Jul 2021 health law_and_order

The Public Safety Network (PSN) continues to expand across the Central Coast region with an emergency communications tower recently constructed at Green Point.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the new radio site, delivered by the NSW Telco Authority, is vital to ongoing community safety.

“Alongside the triple zero hotline, the PSN is our State’s most critical communications network,” Mr Crouch said.

“It allows emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network upon which they can exchange information even when ‘normal’ mobile towers are out-of-range or damaged.

“This capability was crucial for the Rural Fire Service, Police Force, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and State Emergency Service during the 2019-20 Black Summer of bushfires as well as during the flood event earlier this year.

“The emergency communications tower at Green Point is one of five new radio sites constructed over the past few months, with others located at Boomerang Ridge, Umina Beach, Mount Elliott and Copacabana.”

Minister for Digital and 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 will make it easier for our local emergency services to communicate when it matters most,” Mr Dominello said.

“The PSN’s expansion represents the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure by the NSW Government in two decades.”

The new radio site is located at 345 Island View Drive, Green Point and will be brought into operation and made available for emergency service use in the coming months.