Boost to emergency radio coverage in Castle Hill
Critical communications for emergency services in Castle Hill will be boosted with the roll-out of the government radio network in the area.
The NSW Telco Authority has commenced enhancements to existing radio infrastructure in Castle Hill, which will result in new network coverage in Sydney’s north-west.
NSW Telco Authority Managing Director Kate Foy said government radio is used by emergency and essential services to communicate day-to-day operational matters as well as during emergencies.
“The NSW Telco Authority is expanding the footprint of the state’s critical communications network to ensure public safety agencies have an enhanced and more reliable network when serving and protecting the community,” Ms Foy said.
Member for Castle Hill, Ray Williams MP, welcomed the works.
“Expanding the footprint of the government radio network in Castle Hill further enables our local public safety agencies when keeping people and places safe,” Mr Williams said.
“Law enforcement, emergency and essential services in Castle Hill will be able to use a single, integrated radio network to coordinate responses during critical incidents once completed.
“This upgrade will deliver improved critical communications for NSW citizens.”
The infrastructure improvement works are part of the Telco Authority’s Critical Communications Enhancement Program, which is increasing government radio coverage from less than 35 per cent to over 80 per cent of NSW through construction, upgrade and integration of sites.
By expanding the government radio network to existing sites such as Castle Hill, the Telco Authority is also reducing duplication of infrastructure and delivering more efficient management of resources to NSW taxpayers.