The Collarenebri community is invited to 'Activ8 the Night' next Tuesday, May 21 to celebrate a new partnership between the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and telecommunications provider Activ8me.
Collarenebri airstrip is the first activation of new ground station hubs provided by Activ8me to 'light up' previous connectivity black spots in rural and remote Australia.
Activ8me will be installing NBN ground stations to remote airstrips frequented by the RFDS that were previously black spots.
The ground station at Collarenebri is the first of a number of identified airstrips around the country that will benefit.
These will serve as weather/navigational aids and provide WIFI, emergency phone access and external lighting for airstrips.
This will reduce challenging landing conditions for RFDS pilots who previously had to rely on weather reports from hundreds of kilometres away.
The partnership will be celebrated with a barbecue outside Tattersalls Hotel Collarenebri from 11.30am to 4pm on Tuesday, May 21. The RFDS dental van will be in attendance, along with Activ8 representatives.
That night will be the Activ8 the Night launch at Tattersalls Hotel from 6pm. Local community members are invited to come along and 'light the night' with glow sticks and enjoy light refreshments and a video on the installment of the hub at Collarenebri.
For more information, go to the Activ8 the Night - Connectivity in Collarenebri Facebook event.