NBN boost for Wollongong and Dapto - new roll-out site added

The roll-out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to Wollongong and Dapto will be boosted by a further 8100 premises and a new roll-out site of 8200 at Corrimal will be added, Federal Labor MPs, Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones, announced today.

“This is a fantastic announcement and turbo charges Stephen and my determination to ensure that the NBN is available as quickly as possible to every suburb in our electorates.

“I am extremely pleased that in addition to the 5600 premises that are to be connected to the NBN in Wollongong, a further 2800 homes and businesses will also be part of this initial connection.

“I am also delighted that 8200 homes and businesses in Corrimal – a new early rollout site - will also be connected to the NBN”, Ms Bird said.

Mr Jones said, “I am really happy that Dapto in my electorate will benefit from an additional connection of 5300 homes and businesses.

“This is addition to the 5300 homes and businesses that are to be connected later this year as announced by the Prime Minister when she visited the Illawarra last October.

“This announcement today brings nearly 27,200 homes and businesses in both the Throsby and Cunningham electorates into the early roll-out of the NBN in the Illawarra.

“It’s a fantastic day for the communities in our local area to be connected to this transformational technology, which will change the way we do business, learn and teach, deal with doctors, and develop new skills”, he said.

Ms Bird also said, “The Liberal Party in the Illawarra need to stand up to Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull and make clear to them that the NBN is wanted and needed in the Illawarra – its time for the Liberals to stop playing politics with the region’s digital future.”

Mr Jones said, “It’s incredible that while Sharon and I are announcing a major extension to the NBN early roll-out today, Joanna Gash continues to oppose the NBN and would rip it out of the ground.”

NBN roll-out for Wollongong and Dapto - Summary

NBN roll-out sites Number to be connected
Wollongong 8,400
Dapto 10,600
Corrimal 8,200
Total 27,200