Regional Mobile Communications Project – A Winner
The Department of Commerce’s Industry Development Division is proud to have been recognised in the 2016 Premiers Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management by winning the Revitalising the Regions category for the Regional Mobile Communications Project (RMCP).
2016 Premier's Award Winner
Revitalising the Regions category
Made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions, the $40 million RMCP was delivered through an innovative partnership with Telstra that deployed 113 base stations in small communities and along key transport corridors. It has successfully provided reliable mobile voice and broadband coverage across 137,000 square kilometres of regional Western Australia for the first time. This investment continues to change the way people live, learn, work and visit these areas by improving public safety and convenience, business productivity and social inclusion.
RMCP is acknowledged nationally as an exemplar for public-private partnerships in mobile telecommunications. As a result of its success, the department has secured additional Commonwealth and industry funding to further expand the mobile coverage footprint across regional WA.
This year, the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management celebrated 20 years of recognising service delivery to the Western Australian community. The Awards are open to public sector agencies, statutory authorities, universities, local government authorities and government trading enterprises for outstanding initiatives and achievements.
Congratulations to the team on this well-deserved win.
2016 Premier's Awards
Premier Colin Barnett presents the award to Ms Anne Driscoll, Director General Department of Commerce.
Premier with the RMCP Team
Left to right: Mr David Ridgway, Telstra; Ms Meghan Barnes, Department of Regional Development; Ms Kristin Berger, Ms Penny Griffin, Premier Colin Barnett, Ms Sue Cairns, and Ms Anne Driscoll.
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