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NBN rollout advances across New South Wales

21 July 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.

Dubbo next in line to receive better broadband

A further 11,000 homes and businesses across New South Wales have been added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout footprint.

The latest update to the interactive rollout map on the NBN Co website shows that pre-construction activities are underway for 9,900 premises in the fixed-line footprint, including newly-added communities such as Dubbo in the Central West region.

A further 1,100 premises located outside metropolitan areas are set to benefit from the NBN fixed-wireless service. In these areas contract instructions for construction activity have been issued.

In addition, physical construction is now underway for 18,100 premises in fixed-line areas.

Homes and businesses in NSW are affected across the following regions:

Build Preparation 



Mid North Coast

Taree (F)


Ashtonfield (F)


Mount Pritchard, Warwick Farm (F)


Mangerton (F)

Central West

Dubbo (F),


Fixed Line = F

Build Commenced



Mid North Coast

Taree (F)


Raworth(F), Tenambit (F), Morpeth (F), East Maitland (F),

Central Coast

Bateau Bay (F)


Werrington Downs (F), Cambridge Park (F) Liverpool (F)


Dapto (F), Penrose (F), Woonona (F), Russell Vale (F), Mount Saint Thomas (F), Wollongong (F), Coniston (F)

Northern Rivers

Fairy Hill (FW), Leeville (FW), Spring Grove (FW)

Central West

Cooks Gap (FW), Forest Reefs (FW)


Fixed Wireless = FW            Fixed Line = F

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 Darren Rudd, said:

“The rollout of the NBN continues to gather momentum throughout New South Wales which means more families and businesses are a step closer to being able to benefit from fast and reliable broadband.

“Fast broadband can help deliver improved access to e-health resources, online education, teleworking opportunities and entertainment on demand.”*

“For people in rural and regional areas, NBN will provide access to internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the big cities take for granted.”

The NBN’s fixed-line and fixed wireless services already pass more than 157,400 premises in New South Wales. There are more than 66,800 residents and business owners already connected to the network across all technologies in New South Wales.**

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

Media enquiries

Frances Kearey
P: 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.