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Synergy invests in new 4G mobile phone tower in Collie

Synergy is investing $800,000 for a new state-of-the-art 4G tower to improve mobile phone coverage and capacity at Muja Power Station and the surrounding area.

The new 4G tower is expected to deliver a better mobile phone service, enhanced call quality and faster internet services for the Muja workforce and the continued safe running of the power station.

It also has the potential to improve the network coverage for residents living in Collie Burn and Cardiff and people using local facilities, including the Collie Motorplex and Collie Motocross Club.

The 4G installation is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2024.

Synergy Executive General Manager Thermal Generation, Angie Young, said the much-needed telecommunications upgrade would aid in improved connectivity for the whole community.

“At the moment there is a low-speed 3G signal for mobile phone coverage at Muja Power Station,” Ms Young said.

“But 3G gets turned off nationwide on July 1, so we worked with Telstra to expedite the 4G installation.”

Ms Young said the initiative is part of Synergy’s ongoing commitment to the Collie community.

“Reliable mobile phone coverage is essential for businesses who require fast access to information and digital services,” she said.

“It is also important for the safety and wellbeing of local residents.”

Early construction works have started on the new tower at Muja Power Station.

The Synergy team are currently performing undergrand services detection. Then the power and fibre connections will be established once the tower is erected. Telstra will then install the new cell transmitter.

Photo caption: Synergy Project Manager Thermal Projects Jono Italiano at the site of the new 4G tower.