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MEDIA RELEASE - Free Wi-Fi extended across the Shire

6 April 2021

Surfing the web, streaming music and accessing social media at your local community hall, skate park or beach will now be even easier thanks to an extension of the free Glenelg Public Wi-Fi network.

The Glenelg Shire Council has recently extended its existing public Wi-Fi to include 13 new sites across the Shire, including popular sites in Casterton, Dartmoor, Digby, Heywood and Portland.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the extension formed part of Council’s plan to increase community access to technology, as well as encouraging further tourism to the area.

“The roll out of additional free public Wi-Fi sites will bring the community together, particularly at informal and formal events, as well as enabling people to help stay connected at all the wonderful public spaces in the Glenelg Shire,” she said.

“Furthermore, tourists are now far more mobile and use the internet for a wide range of services, and reliable internet access is often a driving force for choice of their next stopover.

“It is hoped the new Wi-Fi sites will attract more people to the Glenelg Shire and encourage them to share the highlights of their visit online, helping to further raise our profile as a must-see regional destination to a whole new audience.”

To connect within the coverage area, find and join the ‘GlenelgFreeWifi’ network using a Wi-Fi enabled phone, tablet or notebook computer.

The public Wi-Fi extension is funded through the Victorian Government’s Rural Council ICT Technology Support Package.

The new sites are;
• Casterton Skate Park
• Casterton Island Park
• Casterton Sale Yards
• Dartmoor Community Hall
• Digby Community Hall
• Heywood Community Hall
• Heywood Skate Park
• Heywood FNC
• Heywood Stage Area
• Portland Botanic Gardens
• Portland Foreshore – All Abilities Playspace
• Portland - Whale Watching Lookout
• Portland - Nuns Beach Extension

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