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Multi-million dollar Infrastructure rollout continues in the Manning

"The Manning Valley is continuing to benefit from a multi-million dollar rollout of infrastructure in roads, local services and communications,” Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said this week.

“In addition to the $50-million the Coalition is injecting into local roads and services in the Manning, the rollout of the National Broadband Newtork in the Manning is really starting to ramp up,” Dr Gillespie said.

“I have been in regular discussions with Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NBNCo representatives about how we have been able to expedite much of the rollout here in the Manning and I am pleased that we have been making some impact.”

Homes and businesses in Diamond Beach, Black Head, Hallidays Point, Red Head, Tallwoods Village, Nabiac, Koorainghat, Old Bar, Wallabi Point, Harrington, Crowdy Head each are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network, with the build to commence on the network in the third quarter of 2016.

The NBN Co has released a quarterly national rollout plan to September 2016, which includes parts of the following areas in Lyne where the fixed-line build will commence:

Manning Valley rollout (latest stage)

6600 Households & Businesses

Diamond Beach, Failford, Hallidays Point, Nabiac, Red Head, Tallwoods Village, Black Head

2600

Harrington, Crowdy Head

1700

Old Bar, Wallabi Point, Koorainghat

2300

 

Dr Gillespie said it was an important milestone for the area, with greater certainty for homes as businesses as they prepare for superfast broadband services.

“The NBN will deliver Internet access that’s fast, reliable and affordable,” Dr Gillespie said.  “Better broadband will transform the way homes and businesses communicate, do business and access online services.”

In terms of premises passed by the NBN Co’s networks, the NBN Co now reaches 921,000 premises across all access technologies, up from 345,000 as at the election.

In terms of active customers, the NBN Co now has 306,000 premises connected to its fixed line network (up from 47,000 as at the election) and 34,000 premises connected to its fixed wireless network (up from 2,000 as at the election).

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the progress of the NBN to date shows that the Government’s reforms of the NBN project have ensured the rollout will be completed sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers.

 

“I have said before that this is the most exciting time in human history to be alive because of all the opportunities created by the digital revolution,” Mr Turnbull said. 

“The arrival of the NBN will mean that those opportunities will be extended to all Australians, regardless of where they live”.

NBN Co provides monthly updates on its website showing areas that have reached build preparation, build commencement and that are ready for service.

Residents can check their area at www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan

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