nbn has released a three year rollout plan including details and timelines for local areas in the Mornington Peninsula.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor, Bev Colomb, has welcomed the rollout announcement and its detailed construction plans.

The federal government’s new rollout plan includes timelines for the following townships receiving NBN: Arthurs Seat, Dromana and Safety Beach (second quarter 2016); Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Flinders, Point Leo, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Shoreham and Somers (second quarter 2016); Rye, St Andrews Beach and Tootgarook (second quarter 2016); Blairgowrie, Portsea and Sorrento (fourth quarter 2016); Mount Martha (fourth quarter 2016); Bittern, Crib Point, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, Pearcedale, Somerville and Tyabb (first quarter 2017); and McCrae, Rosebud and Rosebud West (first half of 2017).

Cr Colomb said high quality broadband infrastructure and affordable broadband are needed to support the peninsula’s community, competitiveness, productivity, regional economic development, business investment and jobs growth.

“Council had advocated strongly on behalf of its residents to ensure the timely rollout of NBN on the peninsula, and is particularly pleased that Rosebud and Rosebud West are now included in the government’s forward rollout plan,” she said.

Cr Colomb said NBN will allow greater connectivity for the Mornington Peninsula community and help support the growth of businesses and industry. She said the Council will work to advocate for timely connection of business and industrial areas to the network.

Jessica Dickers

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