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
Construction commenced for another 165,000 premises as NBN rollout ramps up
Minister for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today said that the rollout of the National Broadband Network is forging ahead with construction commencing for approximately 165,800 homes and businesses around the country.
Maps have been released for 40 areas covering an estimated:
- 44,700 homes and businesses in New South Wales
- 31,200 homes and businesses in Queensland
- 27,600 homes and businesses in Victoria
- 27,100 homes and businesses in Western Australia
- 18,000 homes and businesses in South Australia
- 8,900 homes and businesses in Tasmania
- 8,300 homes and businesses in the Northern Territory
“The release of these maps shows that the NBN rollout is ramping up across Australia, with NBN Co on track to meet its target of having construction commenced or completed for 758,000 homes and businesses by the end of the year.
“People who live or do business in these areas will be able to connect to the fast, reliable and affordable broadband provided by the NBN in around 12 months.
“NBN construction activity is happening in every state and territory in Australia, including in South Penrith, Carlton, Prospect, Nudgee, Gungahlin, Darwin, and Meadow Springs.
“Over 24,000 Australians are already using the NBN, across all three of its technologies.
“The NBN is here and it is happening now.
“The only threat to the NBN’s fast, affordable and reliable broadband is the Coalition, whose leader Tony Abbott says that the NBN is ‘an investment we don’t need.’[i]
“The choice for Australians is simple: support Labor and you’ll get the NBN; support the Coalition and you won’t.”
Date: 15 October 2012
Contact: Adam Sims 0408 258 457
New maps have been issued for the following areas:
New South Wales: Blacktown (Seven Hills); Coffs Harbour (Sapphire Beach, Korora); Dapto (Dapto, Brownsville, Koonawarra, Kanahooka); Gosford (North Gosford, Gosford, West Gosford, Narara); Homebush (Homebush West); Mudgee (Mudgee); Penrith (South Penrith, Jamisontown); Richmond (Londonderry Hobartville, Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Agnes Banks); Taree (Taree, Taree Tinonee); Wollongong (Wollongong).
Queensland: Ascot (Hamilton, Hendra, Ascot, Eagle Farm, Pinkenba); Cairns (Cairns North, Cairns City); Goodna (Redbank Plains); Kallangur and Petrie (Kurwongbah, Petrie, Kallangur); Mackay (South Mackay, East Mackay); Nudgee (Northgate, Virginia, Banyo, Nundah); Townsville (Railway Estate, Hermit Park); Toowoomba (Redwood, Withcott, East Toowoomba, Rangeville).
Victoria: Ballarat (Invermay, Invermay Park, Ballarat North); Creswick (Creswick); Carlton (Carlton, Melbourne); Melton (Melton, Melton West, Kurunjang, Melton South; South Morang (Mill Park); Tullamarine (Essendon Fields, Airport West, Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Keilor Park).
Western Australia: Applecross (Brentwood, Mount Pleasant, Booragoon); Geraldton (Mount Tarcoola, Tarcoola Beach, West End, Mahomets Flats); Mandurah (Greenfields, Coodanup, Furnissdale, Barragup); Meadow Springs (San Remo, Madora Bay, Singleton, Golden Bay); South Perth (Kensington, South Perth, Como); Victoria Park (Kewdale, Lathlain, Carlisle); Yunderup (South Yunderup, North Yunderup).
South Australia: Prospect (Kilburn, Prospect, Blair Athol, Collinswood, Enfield, Nailsworth, Sefton Park, Broadview); Port Augusta (Wami Kata, Port Augusta, Stirling North, Port Augusta West); Port Elliot (Victor Harbor); Yankalilla (Normanville, Yankalilla, Carrickalinga).
Tasmania: Bellerive (Rose Bay, Lindisfarne, Bellerive Mornington, Mount Rumney, Warrane, Lindisfarne); Kingston (Kingston, Bonnet Hill); Launceston (Trevallyn, Riverside).
Northern Territory: Casuarina (Malak, Marrara, Moil, Anula); Darwin (Larrakeyah, Darwin City, Fannie Bay, Parap, The Gardens, East Point).
[i] Tony Abbott Interview, ACE Regional Radio Network, 4 July 2012