New emergency communications site for the Macarthur region.
The Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Macarthur Region has been expanded with the completion of a new site at Macquarie Fields.
NSW Telco Authority Managing Director Kylie De Courteney said the new radio site delivered by NSW Telco Authority was vital to ongoing community safety.
"These sites provide emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network on which to communicate," Ms De Courteney said.
“It’s technology that saves lives and by expanding the footprint of this critical infrastructure we are ensuring frontline responders have a more reliable network to help keep people and places safe.”
Ms De Courteney said next to Australia’s triple zero emergency hotline the PSN was the most critical communications network in NSW.
"PSN sites were crucial in protecting communities and keeping emergency services connected during the recent floods in Northern NSW as well as the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires," Ms De Courteney said.
"During an emergency every second counts and the new radio site will make it easier for our local emergency services to communicate when it matters most."
Ms De Courteney said the NSW Government was investing $1.4 billion to expand the PSN to better protect communities.
"The network’s expansion represents the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure by the NSW Government in a generation," Ms De Courteney said.
For more information visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/telco-authority