New NSW GRN site goes live at Waterfall
Mission-critical communications for emergency services have been boosted in the Royal National Park on Sydney’s southern outskirts with the instalment of a new government radio network (GRN) site at Waterfall.
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the site at Garrawarra Centre was crucial to community safety by in-filling coverage spots in the Royal National Park.
“The NSW Telco Authority is expanding the footprint of the state’s critical communications network to ensure public safety agencies have an enhanced network when serving and protecting the community,” Dominello said.
“The new site at Garrawarra Centre extends the network coverage from just the paved roads within the Royal National Park by providing in-fill coverage in the deep valleys between Waterfall and Stanwell Tops,” added Member for Heathcote Lee Evans.
The new site is part of the NSW Telco Authority’s Critical Communications Enhancement Program (CCEP), which is increasing the government radio network from 190 sites to approximately 700 — with coverage expanding from 35% of the state to more than 80%.
“We are investing $320 million over the next four years to expand the GRN across the state. This represents the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure in two decades,” Dominello said.
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