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Grant opportunity guidelines for the Improving Mobile Coverage Round Mobile Black Spot Program

We're seeking feedback on the guidelines for a new Improving Mobile Coverage Round of the Mobile Black Spot Program. This round of the program aims to improve mobile connectivity in specified target locations across Australia.

Why we want your input

We want to make sure that industry, community and government stakeholders are able to have their say on the draft grant opportunity guidelines before they are finalised, and a call for applications is made.

How you can voice your opinion

You can provide feedback on the draft grant opportunity guidelines by making a submission by 5pm, Day Month 2022.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submissions will help us to finalise the grant opportunity guidelines for the Improving Mobile Coverage Round to ensure they meet the program’s objectives.

The Issue

The Australian Government has committed $40 million in grants funding to improving mobile coverage at 54 target locations through a new round of the Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP).

The Improving Mobile Coverage Round (IMCR) will provide funding to mobile network operators and mobile network infrastructure providers to deploy new mobile infrastructure to address known mobile coverage and reception issues at the target locations. The draft grant opportunity guidelines outline the eligibility criteria for participants and activities under IMCR, the proposed assessment criteria, and the application process.

We are seeking feedback on the draft guidelines for the IMCR to ensure they meet the program's objectives. You can comment on any aspect of the draft guidelines by 5pm Monday 28 November 2022.

Further information on the MBSP is available at the Mobile Black Spot Program webpage.

Relevant documentation

These draft grant opportunity guidelines contain information for the Mobile Black Spot Program: Improving Mobile Coverage Round, and include relevant information concerning:

  • what funding is available
  • who is eligible to apply for funding
  • how the funding will be allocated under the Program
  • how to apply for funding
  • how grant applications are considered and selected
  • how Grantees are notified and receive grant payments
  • how Grantees will be monitored and evaluated
  • responsibilities and expectations in relation to the opportunity.

Participate

14 Nov 2022 09:00 AEDT
28 Nov 2022 17:00 AEDT
Closed

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to MBSP@infrastructure.gov.au or send it to:

Director—Mobile Black Spot Planning and Development
Regional Communications Branch
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the
GPO Box 594
Canberra ACT 2601