New Communications Centre Completed In Raymond Terrace

 

COMMUNICATION is vital, especially during natural disaster incidents.

For Port Stephens there is an ongoing collaboration of agencies where Marine Rescue assists the Rural Fire Service with radio communications playing a major role during bushfire events.

The Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Hunter has been expanded with the completion of a new site at Raymond Terrace.

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The network is designed to help keep people and communities safe.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said the new radio site, delivered by the NSW Telco Authority, is vital to ongoing community safety across the Hunter.

“These sites provide emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network on which to communicate,” Mr Martin said.

“It’s technology that saves lives.

“By expanding the footprint of this critical infrastructure, we are ensuring that frontline responders have a more reliable network to help keep people and places safe.

“PSN sites were crucial in protecting communities and supporting the Rural Fire Service, Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and the State Emergency Service during the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires in NSW.

“The recent floods across the State are a powerful reminder of the critical role the PSN plays during emergencies.”

Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the NSW Government was investing more than $600 million in essential infrastructure to better protect communities.

“During an emergency every second counts.

“The new radio site at Raymond Terrace will make it easier for our local emergency services to communicate when it matters most,” Mr Dominello said.

“The PSN’s expansion represents the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure by the NSW Government in two decades.”

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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