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National Broadband Network expands in QLD

21 August 2014

The information in this media release was accurate at the date of publication. It may no longer be current and you should not rely on this information.

9,700 more homes and businesses join NBN rollout footprint

A further 9,700 homes and businesses across Queensland (Qld) have been added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout schedule this month.

They encompass 7,300 premises in the fixed line footprint where pre-construction activity has begun in parts of Greater Brisbane, Southern Queensland and Far North Queensland.    

Physical construction is also underway for fixed wireless facilities that will deliver fast broadband to more than 2,400 farms, homes and businesses situated outside metropolitan areas:

New NBN areas added this month:

Fixed Line Build Preparation



Greater Brisbane

Acacia Ridge

Far North Qld

Manoora , Whitfield , Edge Hill

Southern Qld

Middle Ridge , Kearneys Spring

Fixed Wireless Build Commenced

Far North Qld

Atherton (surrounds)

Southern Qld

Boonah (surrounds) , Hoya

Northern Qld


Sunshine Coast

Hunchy , Cooloolabin , Pomona (surrounds) , Stanthorpe

Wide Bay-Burnett


The latest update to the interactive rollout map on the NBN Co website shows an additional 12,200 premises in the fixed line footprint have moved from build preparation activities to physical construction in following regions and communities:

Fixed Line Build Commenced



Greater Brisbane

Calamvale , Algester, Murrumba Downs, Kallangur

Far North Qld

Manunda, Cairns North

Southern Qld

Kearneys Springs, Darling Heights

On average it takes around 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners can receive NBN services from phone and internet providers.

NBN Co spokesperson Trent Williams, said:

“More families and businesses in Queensland are a step closer to being able to enjoy the benefits of fast and reliable broadband, which can deliver improved access to e-health resources, online education, teleworking opportunities and entertainment on demand.”*

“For families in rural and regional communities in particular, NBN provides access to internet speeds and capacity that many in the big cities take for granted.”

More than 49,100 families and businesses are already connected to the NBN across the state. The fixed-line-and fixed wireless footprints pass more than 136,400 premises in Qld.**

The detailed maps showing the areas to be covered by the network are available at:***

Media enquiries

Frances Kearey
02 9927 4200

Notes to Editors

1.     You can find out whether your home or business is covered by the NBN footprint as well as more information about the steps you need to take to make the switch by visiting

2.     Download supporting video, audio and image files

3.     In fixed wireless areas copper phone lines will remain in place to provide a landline telephone service. Before the network equipment is installed for a fixed wireless service, a validation test will be carried out.  

4.     The interactive rollout map now includes a more detailed colour-coding system to display the three phases of the rollout within a community:



Colour code on the NBN map

Build Preparation

Contractors are undertaking pre-construction activities to deliver NBN high speed broadband in this area, which may include readying Telstra’s pits and pipes for NBN Co use


Build Commenced

NBN Co has issued contract instructions to its construction partners so they can commence work to deliver NBN high-speed broadband in this area. (Build Commenced boundaries are subject to change during the construction process)


Service Available

Premises in this area are covered by NBN high-speed broadband and services may be ordered and purchased from a telephone or internet service provider



* Your experience including the speeds actually achieved over the NBN depends on some factors outside our control like your equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how your service provider designs its network.

** Premises activated as reported in the National Broadband Network Rollout information weekly summary –

*** The new rollout maps identify one or more areas where NBN Co has commenced building or intends to build the NBN. From the commencement of work through to when a construction area “goes live”, NBN Co undertakes a series of 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.