Mobile phone users in the Great Southern benefited from improved coverage through the Regional Telecommunications Project (RTP). The RTP is a State-wide initiative funded through Royalties for Regions with a budget of $45 million, to run from 2015 to 2018. The GSDC worked with the Department of Commerce to identify sites for the region.
The Great Southern was to receive 36 new mobile phone installations during the life of the project, many also supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. More than 22 base stations had been activated under the program by the close of the 2017-18 financial year.