'e-change' is the new sea change in 2016 for Pearce

The recently released Super Connected Lifestyle Locations Report highlights Pearce as one of the most desirable ‘e-change’ electorates in Western Australia in which to live.

Written by Bernard Salt and commissioned by the NBN, the report shows how technology is going to change where Australians live and how they work.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said that more than one third, or 18 out of 50, ‘lifestyle towns’ in which people want to live fall within the electorate of Pearce.

“With improved technology and better connectivity more people are looking to outer metropolitan suburbs as alternative sea and tree changes from the fast pace of the city,” Mr Porter said.

“The idea of maintaining your job whilst leaving the city commute behind and moving outside the suburban sprawl is something that more and more Australians are looking for.

“Lancelin, York, Beverley, Toodyay and Two Rocks are examples of towns within Pearce that offer desirable lifestyles and property prices, and with superfast internet rolling out across Pearce, the decision to move to one of these ‘lifestyle towns’ is made easier.”

The e-change locations identified in Pearce include: Bakers Hill, Beverley, Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook, Gabbadah, Gingin, Herne Hill, Lancelin, Lower Chittering, Muchea, Northam, Toodyay, Two Rocks, Upper Swan, West Swan, Woodridge, Wundowie, Yanchep and York.

Half yearly results released on 5 February 2016 reveal that the rollout of the NBN is accelerating and on target. The Coalition Government is committed to delivering fast broadband to all Australians, sooner and at least cost to taxpayers. NBN is scheduled to start or complete construction works on an additional 374,000 homes and businesses across Western Australia in 2016.

Additional information on the NBN rollout plan can be found at www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan