New PSN Radio tower installed at Umina Beach

Telco authority tower NSW Telecommunications Authority tower, part of the Government Radio Network provides services to emergency services across the state. Image: NSW Telco Authority

A new emergency communications tower has recently opened at Umina Beach in a bid to expand the Central Coast’s Public Safety Network.

The new radio site, which is located at 51 Castle Circuit, Umina Beach, was delivered by the NSW Telco Authority.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the new radio site 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,” Crouch said.

“Public Safety Network sites provide emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network upon which they communicate.

“During the Black Summer of bushfires, the Public Safety Network allowed the Rural Fire Service, Police Force, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and SES continue to communicate even when the general mobile network stopped functioning.

“This is technology that saves lives – by expanding the footprint of this critical infrastructure, we are ensuring that frontline responders have a more reliable network to help keep people and property safe.”

Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello, said the State Government was investing more than $600 million in essential infrastructure.

“The new radio site at Umina Beach will make it easier for our local emergency services to communicate when it matters most,” Dominello said.

“During an emergency, every second counts.”

Source:
Media release, May 26
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch

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