Southern Peninsula News 29 September 2020

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Extending 5G on the peninsula TELSTRA has switched on 5G sites at Somerville and Cape Schanck. “We’re pushing ahead with the roll out of Telstra 5G and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” regional general manager Loretta Willaton said. “Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more areas so, as more 5G devices go on sale, customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network.” More than 1500 Telstra 5G sites are on-air across “selected areas” of 53 Australian cities and towns, Ms Willaton said. “More than 1000 suburbs nationally are more than half covered by Telstra 5G and more than 10 million people live, work or pass through Telstra’s 5G footprint every day.” Ms Willaton said Telstra was continuing to invest in 5G. “In the five years to the end of June, [it] invested $7.5 billion in our mobile network nationally with much of this on 5G,” she said. “Not only that, earlier this year we brought forward $500 million of capital expenditure from the second half of FY21 into calendar year 2020 to help us accelerate the 5G roll-out at a time when Australia needs access to the digital economy more than ever.” Coverage maps are at coverage-networks/our-coverage. Areas in Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne bayside with 5G are: Arthurs Seat, Blairgowrie, Cape Schanck, Capel Sound, Carrum

Connected: A 5G crew installs equipment at one of Telstra’s Mornington Peninsula sites. Picture: Supplied

Downs, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Frankston, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, McCrae, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha*, Pearcedale, Portsea, Rosebud*, Rye, Safety Beach, Seaford, Seaford, Somerville**, Sorrento and Tootgarook. (*One third of sites are switched on at Mount Martha and Rosebud; **the western part of Somerville is soon to be switched on.)

Art Red Hill returns - online THE 40-year-old Art Red Hill will go virtual from 18-30 October despite being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Participating artists include the Mornington Peninsula’s Janet and Mike Green, Neil Williams, Michael Leeworthy, Sophie Perez and Elizabeth Clancy, along with Melbourne artists Skye Jeffreys and Ingrid Brooker. Their works will be among hundreds by artists from the peninsula and around Australia available to view and buy. Their work will include

paintings, photography and works on paper, jewellery, glass and ceramics, and sculpture in all sizes. “There is art to suit every budget and quality remains high with organisers only offering works that meet Art Red Hill standards,” co-convenor Marlo Reyneke said. “Art Red Hill is such an important part of our community and has been connecting people of all ages to art for four decades. This has been a tough year for so many people and we were really disappointed that we had to de-

lay the 40th anniversary show earlier this year due to the pandemic. “We’re thrilled that the show can now go ahead online so that everyone can be inspired by the beautiful works. It’s also a great opportunity for artists to sell their works with all profits going to Red Hill Consolidated School.” View the show online at artredhill. from 18 October. Art Red Hill is taking artist submissions at Submissions close 16 October.

EVERYTHING WE’RE DOING IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE Thank you Victoria. As hard as this is, every sacrifice we’re making is making a difference. But we can’t stop now, or lose everything we’ve worked for. We will get through this together.

For details go to Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne


Southern Peninsula News

30 September 2020