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NBN enhances rollout map

05 June 2014

The company building and operating Australia’s National Broadband Network is making available more information about the progress of the rollout.

The interactive rollout map on the NBN Co website now displays the communities in the fixed-line footprint where “Build Preparation” is taking place.

These areas are shaded green on the map. They signify that contractors in built-up (or brownfields) areas are carrying out pre-construction activities – for instance readying Telstra’s pits and pipes for use by NBN Co – ahead of the physical construction of the NBN.

NBN Co Chief Operating Officer, Greg Adcock, said:

“We are stabilising the NBN rollout and have reviewed the underlying data. That gives us the confidence to be able to provide greater clarity about work underway across Australia. 

“The new measure lets families and businesses know earlier on in the rollout process that the NBN is coming so they can start exploring how they might take advantage of high-speed broadband.”

“Build Preparation” is currently underway for approximately 167,000 homes and businesses in the NBN brownfields footprint. Construction contracts for the physical build of the network (“Build Commenced”) have been issued for a further 290,000 brownfields premises. 

There are 195,000 families and businesses with an active NBN connection across all access technologies.

“Build Preparation” takes place after the commencement of design phase (i.e. preparation of maps, surveying and rodding and roping) and before the start of the physical build (“Build Commenced”). The design phase is not displayed on the map. 

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Notes to editors

1. NBN interactive rollout map: 

2. Sample Build Preparation maps

3. The NBN map now displays three distinct colour coded measures:

Measure Definition 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 Green
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) Brown
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 Purple


4. Communities across Australia where Build Preparation is underway:

NSW   62,100 premises approx.
Central Coast Bateau Bay, Long Jetty, Toowoon Bay, Blue Bay 7,200
Hunter Raworth, Tenambit, Morpeth, Mayfield 5,200
Mid North Coast Taree 2,400
South Coast Nowra Hill, South Nowra, West Nowra, Nowra 5,600
Greater Sydney Auburn, Werrington Downs, Cambridge Park, Canterbury, Campsie, Marayong, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Bradbury 10,500
Illawarra Woonona, Russell Vale, Corrimal, Bellambi, Tarrawanna, Marshall Mount, Penrose, Dapto, Kembla Grange, Wongawilli, Horsley, Mount Keira, Mangerton, Mount Saint Thomas, Coniston, North Wollongong, West Wollongong, Wollongong, Gwynneville 26,400
Queanbeyan Queanbeyan East, The Ridgeway, Greenleigh, Oaks Estate, Crestwood 4,800


VIC   17,300 premises approx.
Greater Melbourne Cranbourne, Melbourne, Carlton, Seddon, Yarraville, Kingsville, West Footscray, Tottenham, Langwarrin 12,500
Bacchus Marsh Darley 2,400
Golburn Valley Mooroopna 2,400


QLD   43,200 premises approx.
Greater Brisbane Calamvale, Algester, Carseldine, Bridgeman Downs, Fitzgibbon, Taigum, Boondall, Zillmere, Murrumba Downs, Kallangur, Wavell Heights, Nundah, Carole Park, Ellen Grove, Gailes, Wacol, Camira, Bellbird Park, Augustine Heights, Yamanto, Churchill, Redbank, Collingwood Park, New Chum, Riverview, Dinmore 34,300
Darling Downs Middle Ridge 2,400
FNQ Manunda, Cairns North  2,400
North Queensland Hyde Park, Pimlico, Hermit Park, Kirwan, Thuringowa Central, Cranbrook 4,100


WA   18,700 premises approx.
Greater Perth Ravenswood, Pinjarra, Mount Pleasant, Ardross, South Perth, Como, Rivervale, Burswood, Mount Pleasant, Applecross 17,400
Mid West Spalding, Bluff Point 1,300


TAS   2,400 premises approx.
Greater Hobart New Town, North Hobart, Mount Stuart 2,400


SA   23,800 premises approx.
Greater Adelaide Para Hills, Ingle Farm, Medindie, Medindie Gardens, Walkerville, Gilberton, Collinswood, Enfield, Nailsworth, Sefton Park, Broadview, Prospect, Dudley Park, Nailsworth, Vale Park, Walkerville, Collinswood, Old Noarlunga, Noarlunga Downs 16,300
Alexandrina Council Willyaroo, Strathalbyn 2,700
Fleurieu Peninsula Victor Harbor, Hindmarsh Valley, McCracken, Hayborough 4,800


5. Latest weekly NBN rollout numbers:


NBN Co publishes more rollout information

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