Improving mobile connectivity across Geelong and Melbourne’s west

Published: 25 July 2022

The Victorian Government has announced further locations to get better mobile connectivity through the Connecting Victoria program.

Through the program, $300 million is being invested to deliver new mobile towers or upgrade infrastructure at about 1,000 sites across the state.

Residents and businesses in Geelong will benefit from Victorian Government partnerships with Optus and TPG Telecom to build a new mobile tower and upgrade 10 existing towers in the area.

The upgrades will improve mobile services in Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Belmont, Breakwater, Drumcondra, East Geelong, Geelong, Geelong West, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Manifold Heights, Marshall, Newtown, Norlane, North Geelong, North Shore, Rippleside, South Geelong, St Albans Park and Thomson.

Suburbs in Melbourne’s outer west can also look forward to improved mobile services, as the Victorian Government is partnering with Optus and TPG Telecom to build five new towers and upgrade five existing towers there.

The works will benefit Derrimut, Hoppers Crossing, Mount Cottrell, Point Cook, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee South and Wyndham Vale.

In total, this new and upgraded infrastructure will cover more than 420 square kilometres and benefit more than 150,000 premises.

Work will be carried out between 2023 and 2026.

This investment in new and upgraded infrastructure will deliver better mobile services where they are needed most, helping to grow businesses, create jobs and connect more Victorians to loved ones.

More Connecting Victoria projects in locations across the state will be announced throughout 2022. To keep up to date, visit Connecting Victoria.