The Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Southern Highlands has been expanded with the completion of a new site at Robertson.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the new radio site delivered by NSW Telco Authority is vital to ongoing community safety. 

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

“It is 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.

“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 as well as flood events in 2021.

“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.”

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said that next to Australia’s triple zero emergency hotline, the PSN is the most critical communications network in NSW.

“The NSW Government is investing $1.4 billion to expand the PSN to better protect communities,” Mr Dominello said.

“The network’s expansion represents the biggest investment in critical communications infrastructure by the NSW Government in a generation.”