Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity
NBN fibre rollout goes into high gear in Victoria
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced 691,600 Victorian homes and businesses will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co’s first three year fibre rollout plan.
The indicative three year rollout plan lists the Victorian locations where construction of the national fibre network will begin between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2015.
Under the three year rollout plan, construction of the Victorian fibre network will begin in 279 NBN Fibre Serving Areas Modules (FSAM)—each containing about 3000 homes and businesses.
“That means the NBN rollout is about to go into high gear,” Senator Conroy said.
“In the next three years, 691,600 homes and businesses in Victoria will be on the way to having, or will already have, access to NBN fibre services.”
The fibre rollout is currently under construction to 21,000 premises in Victoria. There are 2,800 homes and businesses that already have access to NBN fibre services.
The NBN will deliver high-speed fibre broadband access to 93 per cent of homes and businesses, capable of speeds of up to one gigabit per second. Seven per cent will have access to high-speed fixed wireless or next-generation satellite technologies providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second.
The NBN is critical infrastructure that will secure the economic future of those living in Victoria and across Australia, and will support Australia becoming a leading digital economy by 2020, with improved online access to health and aged care, education, and access to government services.
“The NBN will also support a new wave of digital innovation that will change the way Australians live, do business, receive services and connect with the world,” Senator Conroy said.
“The NBN will enhance the lives of every Australian, grow productivity, and maintain our global competitiveness. It will provide regional Australia in particular with unprecedented opportunities for businesses to connect to distant markets both here and overseas.
“As I’ve said before, it is important to understand the NBN is more than just faster downloads. The NBN is the platform on which businesses will develop better and more efficient ways of running their enterprises and improving productivity.”
NBN Co, the company building and operating the NBN, released its first 12‑month rollout schedule in October 2011. That schedule, updated for the first time in February 2012, will be updated quarterly.
The three year rollout plan will be updated each year.
NBN Co has established an interactive searchable map on its website detailing the rollout, available at: www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.html
Date: 29 March 2012
Contact: Suzie Brady 0408 258 457
Summary of three year indicative rollout plan
State / Territory
Locations where work will begin before 30 June 2015
Total premises where work is underway, expected to commence by 30 June 2015 or completed
Abbotsford, Airport West, Albanvale, Avondale Heights, Bacchus Marsh, Bakery Hill, Balaclava, Ballarat Central, Ballarat East, Ballarat North, Balwyn North, Bandiana, Bangholme, Bannockburn, Barwon Heads, Batesford, Baxter, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Beaumaris, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Bendigo, Big Hill, Black Hill, Black Rock, Bonbeach, Boronia, Botanic Ridge, Braybrook, Breakwater, Brookfield, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Bulleen, Bundoora, Burnley, Burnside Heights, Camberwell, Canadian, Carlton, Carlton North, Carnegie, Carrum, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Chirnside Park, Churchill, Corio, Cowes, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cremorne, Creswick, Croydon North, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Delahey, Doncaster, Doveton, Drumcondra, East Bendigo, East Geelong, East Melbourne, Eden Park, Edithvale, Elsternwick, Elwood, Epping, Eumemmerring, Eureka, Flora Hill, Footscray, Frankston, Frankston South, Geelong, Geelong West, Gladstone Park, Glen Huntly, Glen Waverley, Golden Gully, Golden Point, Golden Square, Gowanbrae, Grahamvale, Hallam, Hamlyn Heights, Haven, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Healesville, Heathmont, Herne Hill, Hoppers Crossing, Horsham, Invermay Park, Ironbark, Jan Juc, Junction Village, Junortoun, Kangaroo Flat, Kealba, Keilor Downs, Kennington, Kew, Keysborough, Kilsyth South, Kinglake West, Kings Park, Kingsbury, Kingsville, Kurunjang, Lake Wendouree, Langwarrin, Lara, Leopold, Lilydale, Long Gully, Lovely Banks, Maidstone, Malvern East, Manifold Heights, Marcus Hill, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Mentone, Mill Park, Moolap, Mooroolbark, Mooroopna, Morwell, Mount Eliza, Mount Helen, Mount Pleasant, Mulgrave, Newcomb, Newington, Newtown, Norlane, North Bendigo, North Geelong, North Shore, Notting Hill, Ocean Grove, Parkville, Patterson Lakes, Point Lonsdale, Preston, Princes Hill, Quarry Hill, Queenscliff, Reservoir, Richmond, Rippleside, Ripponlea, Rosedale, Russells Bridge, Seddon, Shepparton, Silverleaves, Soldiers Hill, South Geelong, South Morang, Spring Gully, St Albans, St Albans Park, St Kilda, St Kilda West, Strathdale, Strathfieldsaye, Strathmore Heights, Tarneit, Tatura, Taylors Hill, Teesdale, Templestowe Lower, The Basin, Thomson, Thornbury, Torquay, Traralgon, Tullamarine, Wallington, Waterways, Werribee, Werribee South, West Bendigo, West Footscray, West Melbourne, West Wodonga, Westmeadows, Wheelers Hill, White Hills, Whittington, Wimbledon Heights, Wodonga, Woodstock, Yarra Glen and Yarraville.
- NBN Co will release maps indicating boundaries for construction in the locations listed above at the beginning of the construction stage.
- It takes approx. twelve months once the map is released until the area is ready for service.