The Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Wollondilly Shire has been expanded with the completion of a new radio site at Picton.
Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith said the new radio site, delivered by the NSW Telco Authority, would be vital to ongoing community safety.
"These sites provide emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network on which to communicate," Mr Smith said.
"It's technology that saves lives. By expanding the footprint of this critical infrastructure, we are ensuring that frontline responders have a more reliable network to help keep people and places safe.
"PSN sites were crucial in protecting communities and supporting the Rural Fire Service, Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and the State Emergency Service during the 2019-20 bushfires in NSW."
While the radio site is located in the Wollondilly Shire, some of the NSW Rural Fire Service Southern Highlands team operates from Picton.
The delivery of the new emergency communications site at Picton follows a $217 million boost to the Telco Authority in 2020 to continue to expand the footprint of the PSN across NSW.