Approximately 64,700 residents across the Pearce region are a step closer to superfast broadband under an accelerated three-year rollout of the NBN.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said that across Australia the NBN is powering ahead, with the recent release of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide.
“Since the Coalition Government came to office, the fixed wireless network has grown significantly, reaching more than 280,000 homes and businesses in rural and regional Australia compared to just 39,000 premises in September 2013,” he said.
“Labor had six years in office and delivered very little for rural and regional Australia – the previous Labor Government over-promised and under-delivered to the Pearce electorate.”
The new Coalition rollout plan, which extends to September 2018, provides a breakdown of when the network is planned to start in specific locations and the type of technology that will be used.
Across the Pearce region, approximately 47,760 residents will benefit from NBN fixed line upgrades in areas including:
FIXED LINE ROLLOUT
Localities* Approximate Premises
Aveley, Belhus, The Vines, Upper Swan2,900
Lancelin, Ledge Point1,400
Bellevue, Boya, Darlington, Gooseberry Hill, Greenmount, Hazelmere, Helena Valley, High Wycombe, Koongamia, Maida Vale, Midland, Midvale, Swan View, Viveash, Woodbridge3,830
Chidlow, Glen Forrest, Mahogany Creek, Mount Helena, Mundaring, Parkerville, Sawyers Valley, Stoneville5,100
Gabbadah, Guilderton, Seabird, Woodridge1,000
Ashfield, Bassendean, Beechboro, Caversham, Eden Hill, Guildford, Kiara, Lockridge, Morley, South Guildford2,020
Two Rocks, Yanchep3,300
Jane Brook, Middle Swan, Red Hill, Stratton, Swan View4,130
Butler, Carabooda, Clarkson, Jindalee, Merriwa, Mindarie, Quinns Rocks, Ridgewood, Tamala Park11,780
In addition, approximately 16,940 residents across the Pearce region will benefit from NBN fixed wireless upgrades in areas including:
FIXED WIRELESS ROLLOUT
Localities* Approximate Premises
Bullsbrook, Bullsbrook East, Bullsbrook North, Bullsbrook West, Dayton, East Baskerville, Hazelmere, Herne Hill, Lower Chittering, Millendon Hill South, South Chittering, Upper Swan2,220
Bailup, Chidlow East, Chidlow North, Gidgegannup, Glen Forrest, Parkerville North, Sawyers Valley, South Stoneville1,890
Rolling Green, Rolling Green North, Wooroloo East, Wooroloo West, Wundowie West740
Bickley, Pickering Brook120
Carabooda, Neerabup West120
Bindoon, Bindoon South, Chittering North, Coondle, Coondle West, Gingin, Gingin Town, Toodyay, Toodyay South, Toodyay West1,840
*Some localities cross over the Pearce electoral boundary
“The release of this plan is a huge step forward for the roll out of the NBN across Pearce,” Mr Porter said.
“The plan demonstrates the Coalition’s commitment to closing the digital divide in rural and regional communities such as Pearce.
“This Government understands that internet access is important for our community and will transform important services such as education and health care.
“That is why the rollout of this important project is such a priority under the Coalition Government – rollout progress under Labor was excruciatingly slow and costly.
“The Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to connect more residents to superfast broadband faster, and at less cost to the taxpayer.”
Nationwide, more than 1.3 million homes and businesses can now order an NBN service and there are almost 700,000 homes and business under construction. Around 600,000 premises already have an active connection and are enjoying the benefits of very fast broadband.
Residents can access further information about their suburb at: www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan.