"NBN construction commences covering around 100,000 more premises"


Ten new locations see construction commence

The rollout of the National Broadband Network continues to gather pace with the release today of further detailed maps showing where construction has commenced or completed covering approximately 98,800 additional homes and businesses.

The new fibre maps include 10 locations where work to rollout the fibre optic network is commencing for the first time.

These first-time locations are:

  • Maitland in NSW;
  • Frankston, Footscray and Keysborough in Victoria;
  • Ashmore on the Queensland Gold Coast;
  • Gawler in South Australia;
  • Northam in Western Australia;
  • Claremont and South Launceston in Tasmania; and
  • Civic in the ACT.

Construction contractors have now been given instructions to start work in these sites, which begins with several months of detailed surveys of the areas and examination of the existing telecommunications infrastructure. This work is followed by the actual fibre hauling.

"The release of these maps signals to residents and businesses that they are on the way to being able to benefit from this vital upgrade to communications in Australia and take advantage of the benefits that the NBN offers," NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley, said today.

Today's announcement also includes areas where the construction footprint is being widened. (The full list of locations is below).

As at the end of December NBN Co had commenced or completed construction in areas covering 784,600 premises. The 98,800 premises covered by today's map release were included in the December construction commenced or completed figure as the maps are released the month following construction commenced.

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Rhonda Griffin
Mob:
0428134401
Email: rhondagriffin@nbnco.com.au

 

Areas covered by new construction maps:

NSW

Fibre Serving Area

Localities

Maitland**

Pitnacree, Tenambit, East Maitland

Corrimal

Woonona, Russell Vale, Corrimal, Bellambi, Tarrawanna.

Dapto

Kembla Grange, Wongawilli, Horsley

Homebush

Strathfield

Lidcombe

Auburn

Long Jetty

Bateau Bay

Penrith

Penrith

Taree

Taree

 

Victoria:

Fibre Serving Area

Localities

Footscray**

West Melbourne, Footscray

 

Karingal**

Frankston

 

Keysborough**

Springvale South, Keysborough

 

Brunswick

Brunswick West

 

Carlton

Carlton

 

         

 

South Australia

Fibre Serving Area

Localities

Gawler**

Evanston Park, Hillier, Kudla, Evanston Gardens

 

Stirling

Bridgewater, Heathfield, Ironbank, Longwood, Mylor, Stirling, Upper Sturt, Aldgate

 

Aldinga

Sellicks Beach

 

         

 

Queensland

Fibre Serving Area

Localities

Ashmore**

Benowa, Ashmore, Bundall, Benowa, Surfers Paradise.

 

Bundamba

North Booval, Bundamba

 

Mackay

South Mackay, West Mackay, Paget

 

Rockhampton

Depot Hill, Port Curtis, Rockhampton City, The Range, Allenstown

 

Toowoomba

South Toowoomba, Centenary Heights, Kearneys Spring.

 

Aspley

Carseldine

 

         

 

Western Australia

Fibre Serving Area

Localities

Northam**

Northam

 

Victoria Park

Welshpool, St James

 

Meadow Springs

Secret Harbour

 

         

 

Tasmania

Fibre Serving Area

Localities

Claremont**

Claremont, Chigwell, Berriedale Montrose, Rosetta, Glenorchy

 

South Launceston**

Prospect, South Launceston, Summerhill, Kings Meadows, Norwood, Punchbowl.

 

Launceston

Riverside

 

         

 

ACT:

Fibre Serving Area

Localities

Civic**

Braddon, City, Acton

 

         

Key:

** First construction module in an area.

 

Notes to Editors

  • Each construction module (FSAM) covers on average 2000 to 3000 premises. The month after contract instructions are issued, NBN Co releases FSAM maps on its website giving more detailed information about the streets covered.
  • Work takes place in a number of phases, beginning with detailed design, survey and physical inspection of pit-and-pipe infrastructure to assess condition and the availability of space for additional fibre.
  • This is followed by a period of infrastructure remediation, where necessary, then rollout of the passive network, installation of the active network, testing and switch on.

* The new fibre map identifies one or more construction areas where NBN Co has commenced building or intends to build its fibre optic network. From the commencement of work through to when services "go live" for a construction area, NBN Co undertakes a series of construction steps that may result in changes to the design of the network in the respective area, possibly involving the movement of the boundaries. NBN Co may update the map in the future in the event of boundary changes during construction.

The map is for illustrative purposes only. It is not suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes.

 

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25 January 2013
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