Quarterly NBN construction update adds more than 200,000 homes and businesses


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As we embark on a new financial year, it’s a good time to review the quarterly construction update for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Covering more than three million Australian homes and businesses this quarterly construction update includes work that is already underway or in plan to commence before the end December 2016. The update is provided by nbnTM the wholly-owned Commonwealth company and Government Business Enterprise responsible for the construction and rollout of the NBN.

More than a million Australian families and businesses are already able to experience fast broadband by connecting to the NBN. The current rollout of the NBN includes a mix of technologies known as Multi-Technology Mix. This latest update adds a further 200,000 homes and businesses to the construction plan.

Which new areas are included?

New communities added to the plan include:

  • Western Australia: Parts of Margaret River in the South West and Kalgoorlie
  • Queensland: Buderim on the Sunshine Coast and Springfield in Greater Brisbane
  • New South Wales: Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast as well as Ryde, North Sydney and North Manly in Sydney
  • Victoria: Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula and Beaconsfield in Greater Melbourne

nbnTM Chief Operating Officer Greg Adcock said that “The expansion of the rollout reflects the company’s new multi-technology approach and is an important step toward reaching our goal of connecting eight million premises to the nbn™ network by 2020. Today, around one in ten homes and businesses can connect to the nbn™ network. Our recently renegotiated construction contracts give us the confidence to schedule more than double that amount to start construction over the next 18 months.”

How do I know if my street is included in this update?

If you’re not sure where your household is located on the NBN rollout just visit the NBN coverage map and enter your address details.

Are you in a NBN ready area?

Congratulations! Just head to our NBN plans page and check out our flexible plans.

Need help choosing a NBN plan that suits your household? We’ve written a helpful guide so you can consider which speed, quota or phone service you might need.

What if the NBN is a little further away than you’d like?

No problem. Join the NBN Wait List and we’ll keep you updated with the latest news, updates and when the NBN will arrive in your area.

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  1. Doug says:

    I live in Meadows South Australia, but our road is not included in the rollout that is happening in Meadows at the moment. What will happen to our copper service when the rest of meadows exchange customers have there copper disconnected?

    • Christian Polson-Brown says:

      Hi Doug,

      No need to worry, your copper will not be disconnected until NBN has reached your home. If you’ve received a mail notification that your address is due for disconnection but you aren’t included in the roll-out, please get in touch with our support team (13 22 58).

  2. Noel Quinn says:

    Could you please tell me where I can locate in order to get FTTP ? I understand that before the programme was discontinued some areas have already got it.
    Yours faithfully

  3. Nigel mcneill says:

    Would you be able to tell if and when Shiraz court, BUDERIM will receive the roll out. Thank you

  4. Cian says:

    NEEED NBN! Ahhh, waiting is painful. Takes me like an hour to upload a 4 minute video right now. Hope NBN comes to Caringbah eventually.

  5. I believe I am already on your wait list, I really only want what I have now, is that what I will get????? Thank you, Im 81 and am not to sure.

  6. Braden says:

    Will Mildura in Victoria be announced soon?
    Kind Regards.

  7. John says:

    Hi guys, when is the Gold Coast QLD going to get the NBN? I know small pockets have but we seem to be left out.
    I live at Pacific Pines on the north end of the coast.

  8. H Mary Place says:

    I live in an apartment. TPG have fibre to the node here. When the NBN is in my area will I still be able to get NBN especially if TPG acquires IINET ?

  9. Greg says:

    Any further dates set for Tasmania?
    I live in Penguin, both towns each side of us (Devonport and Burnie) are under going their upgrades and the nbn wireless literally ends at my fence line (I know, right!)

  10. terry says:

    when is hackham avaiable for nbn

  11. Karen says:

    Howdy, just wondering what will happen to my security system that is monitored when the NBN takes over the copper line?

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hi Karen,

      Most Monitored Security Companies have made changes to the way information is fed back to them.
      We recommend having a chat to the company who monitors yours to discuss future proofing your equipment :)

      – Amy

  12. Sam says:


    We live in Woodhouse rd Moonee Beach 2450 and have clear line of sight to a Nbn tower, why can we not access this now?

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hey Sam,

      There may be other factors involved with signal strength and interference.
      If you’ve spoken to ur sales team, who’ve advised it is not possible to connect, we recommend getting in touch with NBN directly for more info or even have a chat with your local MP/Council.

      – Amy

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