Mobile phone and data services boosted

October 30, 2017

Mobile phone and data services will be significantly improved for residents of Goodna, Redbank and Bellbird Park after Ipswich City Council approved three new telecommunications facilities. Deputy Mayor and Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully said new Optus towers would be built on land at the end of Railway Terrace and in Mill Street, Goodna.

Cr Tully said a third facility, to provide improved 4G coverage to Vodafone’s network, would be built on land at the top end of Bertha Street, Goodna.

“Mobile telecommunications connectivity has grown significantly in recent years with the introduction of smart phones and tablets,” Cr Tully said.

“Ensuring residents and commuters have access to quality communications network is important for Ipswich as it continues to develop as a Smart City.

“These new facilities will no doubt be welcomed by mobile phone customers across Ipswich’s eastern suburbs.

“Also, importantly, the facilities planned for Mill Street and Railway Terrace will boost coverage to the Ipswich Motorway, train station and train line at Goodna.”