Better Comms for Emergencies

Filed under Emergency & Disaster, Government, News, Technology - IT - AI ~ by Press on  12 Jun 2020

New emergency communications site on the Central Coast.

The public safety network for emergency services responders has expanded with the completion of a new government radio network (GRN) site in Wyong Creek.

The new site was delivered by the NSW Telco Authority, an essential service agency that supports emergency services organisations.

NSW Telco Authority Managing Director, Kylie De Courteney, said the new radio site is vital for ongoing community safety in the region.

Radio sites, including this new site in Wyong Creek, provide emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network on which to communicate,” Ms De Courteney said.

By expanding the footprint of [such] infrastructure, we are ensuring that frontline responders have [a] more reliable radio network to help keep people and places safe.”

During the 2019-20 bushfires in NSW, this network was crucial in supporting the Rural Fire Service, Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and the State Emergency Service in protecting NSW communities.”

The new radio site in Wyong Creek follows a $217 million funding for the Telco Authority to continue to expand the footprint of the GRN across NSW.


Pictured, Gan Gan comms site Port Stephens. Illustrative only.



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