BY IAN CROUCH

Emergency services across the Hunter will now be able to communicate better and respond more quickly with the opening of a new communications centre at Raymond Terrace.

The Public Safety Network site is part of a $600 million investment in essential infrastructure by the state government and comes in the wake of the recent floods and devastating bushfires 18 months ago.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin says it will connect all emergency services and provide more reliable radio links.

“The Public Safety Network provides emergency services with a single integrated network on which to communicate and ensure that frontline responders have a more reliable network to help keep people and property safe,” he said.

New Emergency Communications Centre Opens At Raymond Terrace. Picture: telco.nsw.gov.au