Push to end Carcoar's annoying mobile black spot

Black hole: President of the Carcoar Village Association Alan Griffiths in Carcoar's main street.
Black hole: President of the Carcoar Village Association Alan Griffiths in Carcoar's main street.

Visitors to Carcoar, the jewel in the crown of the central west's heritage villages, are often delighted to discover that the village still maintains its distinct heritage style.

Dubbed 'the town that time forgot' the quaint look of the streets are certainly very Instagrammable, however doing so is almost impossible thanks to very poor mobile services throughout the town.

President of the Carcoar Village Association Alan Griffiths said that the village's growth as a tourist destination is being severely hampered by the lack of mobile connectivity in the centre of town.

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"During events like the Australia Day Fair, the Carcoar Show or the Running Festival people can't spread the message on social media or sometimes even send a text," he said.

"You really could rename it as the town that Telstra forgot.

You really could rename it as the town that Telstra forgot.

Alan Griffiths - President CVA

"There is absolutely no connection down in the main street and visitors have to either go up to Shalom, the railway station or to the top floor of one of the buildings to get reception."

But change is in the wind, and that wind isn't just helping the signal blow into town.

"We're getting a lot of support from Andrew Gee's office to get this situation sorted out," he said.