NBN Co rolls out new national construction plan


Construction to begin for 1.9 million homes and businesses by June 2016

NBN Co today announced a new national rollout plan revealing the next 1.9 million homes and businesses across more than 400 cities, suburbs and towns set to receive the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The expansion of the rollout across every state and territory is the first to reflect the company's new, flexible multi-technology approach and is an important step toward reaching its goal of 8 million connections to the NBN by 2020.

The plan provides an indicative view of scheduled construction work up to June 2016. It will be updated each successive quarter with further detail to reflect ongoing variations brought about by process and technology improvements.

This greater transparency will give individuals, communities and the telecommunications industry the most accurate short-term view of construction progress while at the same time acknowledging the flexible nature of the rollout.

NBN Co’s CEO Bill Morrow said:

“We’re committed to bringing fast broadband to all Australians as quickly as possible. The new multi-technology approach enables us to do just that.

“Over the past year, we have carried out successful trials of a range of new technologies, revised our build processes and are renegotiating our partner agreements. As a result of this work, we are able to provide forecasts that reflect the next phase of our network build. 

“It is these forecasts that will enable our customers, the telephone and internet service providers, to be able to start planning the delivery of services over the NBN to these communities.

“Of course, the longer the forecast, the greater the likelihood that changes will occur. That’s only to be expected in a project of this magnitude.

“Naturally some people will be disappointed that they are not included in today’s schedule but ultimately no-one misses out as the NBN will be made available to every Australian family and business by 2020.”

The rollout of the NBN continues to grow momentum with more than 300,000 Australian homes and businesses across Australia already connected and enjoying the benefits of fast broadband.

More information on the new construction schedule is available at nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan

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Construction work scheduled from December 2014 to June 2016:

Queensland

 

Region

Parts of suburbs and towns covered

Estimated total number of premises covered

Estimated total number of suburbs and towns

Central QLD

Agnes Water (surrounds), Biloela (surrounds), Calliope (surrounds), Gladstone (surrounds), Lammermoor (surrounds), Mount Morgan (surrounds), Frenchville, Moranbah, Parkhurst, Rockhampton

33,900

10

Far North QLD

Atherton, Babinda, Cairns, Innisfail, Mareeba, Ravenshoe (surrounds), Tully (surrounds), Cooktown, Edge Hill, Edmonton, Freshwater, Gordonvale, Mission Beach, Port Douglas

65,900

14

Greater Brisbane

Acacia Ridge, Aspley, Bundamba, Bribie Island, Caboolture, Dayboro, Greenbank, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Petrie, Logan Village, Samford, Nudgee, Ningi, Redland Bay, Rosewood, Warner

95,000

17

Northern QLD

Airlie Beach, Deeragun, Half Tide Beach, Haliday Bay, Ingham, Mackay, Proserpine, Alice River, Ayr, Bowen, Collinsville, Mirani, Sarina, Townsville

42,800

14

Southern QLD

Beaudesert, Boonah (surrounds), Kilcoy (surrounds), Maudsland, St George (surrounds), Dalby, Gatton, Kingsthorpe, Newtown, Oakey

40,800

10

Sunshine Coast

Beerwah (surrounds), Maleny (surrounds), Nambour, Pomona (surrounds), Maroochydore, Wurtulla

46,600

6

Wide Bay-Burnett

Blackbutt (surrounds), Bundaberg, Childers (surrounds), Howard (surrounds), Maryborough (surrounds), Monto (surrounds), Murgon (surrounds), Nanango (surrounds), North Gooburrum (surrounds), Gympie

54,000

10

Total

379,000

81

Tasmania

 

Northern Tasmania

Bridport, Beaconsfield, Bicheno, Burnie, Campbell Town, Devonport, East Devonport, Evandale, Exeter, Launceston, Legana, Longford, Penguin, Perth, Port Sorell, Queenstown, Railton, Rosebery, Scamander, Scottsdale (surrounds), South Launceston, St Marys, Ulverstone, Windermere, Westbury, Wynyard, Zeehan

55,000

27

Southern Tasmania

Bellerive, Cambridge, Cremorne, Cygnet, Dodges Ferry, Geeveston, Hobart, Huonville-Ranelagh, Margate, New Norfolk, Glenorchy, Orford, Pontville, Richmond, South Arm, Swansea, Taroona

51,000

17

Total

106,000

44

New South Wales

 

Greater Sydney

Appin, Avalon Beach, Berowra, Blacktown, Campsie, Campbelltown, Homebush, Kellyville, Katoomba, Liverpool, Mulgoa, Blackheath, Elderslie, Narellan, The Oaks, Penrith, Richmond, Rouse Hill, Tahmoor

148,500

19

Central Coast

Buff Point, Gosford, Gorokan, Long Jetty, Narara, Terrigal, Woy Woy, Wyong

107,700

8

Illawarra

Albion Park, Corrimal, Gerringong, Kiama (surrounds), Nowra-Bomaderry, Port Kembla, Shell Harbour, Wollongong

84,000

8

Newcastle and Hunter

Belmont, Boolaroo, Charlestown, Dungog (surrounds), Hamilton, Maitland, Mayfield, Morisset, Muswellbrook (surrounds), Nelson Bay, New Lambton, Singleton (surrounds)

160,000

12

South Coast

Batemans Bay (surrounds), Bawley Point (surrounds), Bega (surrounds), Bermagui (surrounds), Callala Bay, Merimbula (surrounds), Moruya (surrounds), Narooma (surrounds), Shoalhaven Heads (surrounds), St Georges Basin-Sanctuary Point, Sussex Inlet, Ulladulla (surrounds)

22,100

13

Central West

Bathurst (surrounds), Blayney (surrounds), Cowra, Dubbo, Gulgong, Molong, Mudgee, Oberon (surrounds), Orange, Parkes (surrounds), Wellington

46,300

11

Mid-North Coast

Bellingen (surrounds), Camden Haven, Harrington (surrounds), Kempsey (surrounds), South West Rocks, Wauchope (surrounds), Woolgoolga (surrounds)

8,800

7

Riverina

Corowa (surrounds), Deniliquin (surrounds), Finley (surrounds), Griffith (surrounds), Howlong (surrounds), Lavington (surrounds), Temora (surrounds), Tumut (surrounds), Wagga Wagga (surrounds)

3,500

9

New England

Quirindi

100

1

Northern Rivers

Alstonville (surrounds), Casino (surrounds), Grafton (surrounds), Hastings Point (surrounds), Kingscliff (surrounds), Kyogle (surrounds), Lismore (surrounds), Maclean (surrounds), Mullumbimby (surrounds), Terranora (surrounds), Tweed Heads

33,200

11

Southern Highlands

Cootamundra (surrounds), Goulburn,

Marulan (surrounds), Mittagong, Moss Vale, Queanbeyan, Yass, Young

42,500

8

Southern Tablelands

Bombala (surrounds), Braidwood (surrounds), Cooma (surrounds), Gundagai (surrounds), Jindabyne (surrounds)

2,300

5

Total

659,000

112

           

Northern Territory

 

Darwin Region

Berrimah, Palmerston, Nightcliff

 

12,000

3

East Arnhem Land

Nhulunbuy

1,000

1

Barkly Region

Tannent Creek

1,000

1

Katherine Region

Katherine

2,000

1

Central Australia

Alice Springs

9,000

1

Total

25,000

7

South Australia

Adelaide Hills

Lenswood, Macclesfield, Mt Barker, Stirling

21,000

4

Barossa Valley

Kapunda, Nuriootpa

5,900

2

Eyre Peninsula

Ceduna (surrounds), Port Lincoln (surrounds)

1,300

2

Far North

Port Augusta

5,900

1

Fleurieu Peninsula

Goolwa, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn (surrounds), Yankalilla

10,800

4

Greater Adelaide

Aldinga, St Marys, Gawler, Gepps Cross, Lonsdale, Modbury, Reynella

84,500

7

Limestone Coast

Bordertown (surrounds), Mount Gambier (surrounds), Penola (surrounds)

800

3

Murraylands and Riverland

Barmera, Berri, Loxton, Meningie, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Renmark, Tailem Bend, Waikerie

16,000

9

Yorke and Mid North

Balaklava, Burra, Crystal Brook, Clare, Jamestown, Port Broughton, Port Pirie, Peterborough, Riverton, Yorketown (surrounds)

15,000

10

Total:

161,000

42

Western Australia

Greater Perth

Applecross, Armadale, Cannington, South Coogee, Doubleview, Kelmscott, Meadow Springs, Quinns Rocks, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park

132,300

11

Peel

Herron, Pinjarra (surrounds), Preston Beach, Waroona, Mandurah

25,700

5

South West

Augusta (surrounds), Bridgetown (surrounds), Brunswick Junction (surrounds), Busselton, Collie, Dunsborough, Margaret River (surrounds), Australind, Bunbury, Capel, Donnybrook, Harvey, Myalup

55,000

13

Great Southern

Albany (surrounds), Denmark (surrounds), Katanning (surrounds)

1,600

3

Wheatbelt

Jurien, Lancelin, Merredin (surrounds), Narrogin (surrounds), Northam (surrounds), Pingelly (surrounds), Toodyay (surrounds), Wongan Hills (surrounds), Cervantes, Woodridge Estate

8,700

10

Mid-West-Gascoyne

Dongara, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Leeman, Northampton

10,700

5

Pilbara

Karratha

6,000

1

Total:

240, 000

48

Victoria

 

Greater Melbourne

Ballan, Beaconsfield Upper, Craigieburn, Dromana, Footscray, Karingal, Keysborough, Kings Park, Kilmore, Melton, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Rye, Shoreham, Sunbury, Tooradin, Warburton, Werribee, Whittlesea

105,900

19

Barwon South West

Cobden (surrounds), Colac, Hamilton (surrounds), Mortlake (surrounds), Warrnambool, Apollo Bay-Marengo, Anglesea, Lorne, Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads, Portarlington ,Torquay, Winchelsea

62,000

12

Gippsland

Bairnsdale (surrounds), Foster (surrounds), Garfield, Heyfield, Lang Lang (surrounds), Moe-Yallourn (surrounds), Orbost (surrounds), Sale (surrounds), Traralgon, Warragul, Cowes, Inverloch, Mirboo North, Newhaven, Stratford, Wonthaggi

54,500

16

Grampians

Ballarat, Dimboola (surrounds), St Arnaud (surrounds), Warracknabeal (surrounds), Bannockburn, Clunes, Daylesford

8,000

7

Loddon Malle

Bendigo (surrounds), Cohuna (surrounds), Eaglehawk (surrounds), Echuca-Moama (surrounds), Kerang (surrounds), Kyabram (surrounds), Kyneton, Mildura (surrounds), Robinvale (surrounds), Rochester (surrounds), Wedderburn (surrounds), Castlemaine, Mount Macedon, Romsey

23,500

14

North East

Alexandra (surrounds), Chiltern (surrounds), Cobram (surrounds), Mansfield (surrounds), Myrtleford (surrounds), Nathalia (surrounds), Numurkah (surrounds), Wangaratta, Wodonga (surrounds), Yarrawonga-Mulwala (surrounds), Broadford, Shepparton, Wallan

32,100

13

Total

286,000

81

ACT

 

Canberra

Gungahlin

1,300

1

Civic

16,500

1

Kambah

16,100

1

Scullin

23,100

1

Total

57,000

4

National Total

1, 913, 000

419

 

Notes to editors:

  • NBN Co is committed to fulfilling the Australian Government’s policy goal of ensuring all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon and as cost-effectively as possible.
  • NBN Co’s strategic goals include connecting eight million premises to fast broadband and achieving annual revenue of $4 billion by 2020.
  • NBN Co’s rollout schedule includes all technology in the Multi-Technology-Mix with the exception of HFC and the Long Term Satellite Service. This will be added in a future forecast. 
  • Your experience including the speeds actually achieved over the NBN depends on the technology over which services are delivered to your premises and other factors such as your equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how your service provider designs its network.
  • NBN Co intends to update the forward plan every three months to provide further clarity on the detail of its construction schedule ahead of the rollout activity set to occur in the upcoming quarter.
  • NBN Co is planning a wide-scale commercial rollout of multiple technologies using existing networks in 2015. This is subject to reaching agreement with Telstra and Optus on changes to the Definitive Agreements.
  • The technology deployed in these communities may also change depending on a number of factors once the construction planning stage has been finalised.
  • The exact number of premises as well as the regions covered in the rollout plan may vary once NBN Co has finalised its construction planning. 
  • NBN Co's Integrated Product Roadmap indicates fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services are currently planned to be made available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) by calendar Q.3 2015 and fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) in calendar Q.1 2015.
  • Around 19 per cent of premises included in the new National Rollout Plan are classified as underserved, compared to 16 per cent of premises nationally.
  • The interactive rollout map includes a detailed colour-coding system to display the four phases of the rollout within a community:

 

Measure

Definition

Colour code on the NBN map

Build preparation

Contractors are undertaking pre-construction activities to deliver the NBN 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 the NBN in this area. (Build Commenced boundaries are subject to change during the construction process)

Brown

Service available

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

Purple

Other fixed-line providers

 

(Adequately served) means the premises can already access fast broadband services through an existing fibre network. NBN Co will not over build this network. You can find out more by reading the Government's 'Adequately Served Policy'. Note that these network boundaries may be subject to change.

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