Tower is part of emergency network
An emergency communications tower at Castle Circuit, Umina Heights, is one of five new radio sites constructed for the Public Safety Network over the last few months on the Central Coast, according to Central Coast Parliamentary Secretary Mr Adam Crouch.
The other towers were located at Boomerang Ridge, Mt Elliott and Copacabana, with the most-recently completed at Green Point, he said.
"Alongside the triple zero hotline, the Network is our State's most critical communications network," Mr Crouch said.
"It provides emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network upon which they can exchange information even when 'normal' mobile towers are out-of-range or damaged.
"This capability was crucial for the Rural Fire Service, Police Force, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and State Emergency Service during the 2019-20 Black Summer of bushfires as well as during the flood event earlier this year."
Media release, 14 Jul 2021
Adam Crouch, Central Coast PS