Creswick’s central business district and up to another 3000 houses and businesses in Ballarat are to be connected to the National Broadband Network’s fibre service.
NBN Co this week released construction maps covering a further 27,600 premises across the state, including North Ballarat, Invermay, Invermay Park and Creswick.
The release of the maps means these areas should be connected to the NBN within 12 to 18 months.
A central area of Creswick is the first in the village where work to roll out the fibre optic network has commenced.
Meanwhile, Ballarat’s construction footprint has been widened to include another 3000 properties as far north as Invermay.
“The release of these maps signals to residents and businesses that they are on the way to being able to benefit from the vital upgrade to communications in Victoria and take advantage of the benefits that the NBN offers,” NBN Co’s lead community account manager Lalla Mackenzie said.
NBN Co contractors will now undertake detailed design and survey works in each location for the installation of the fibre optic cables that will deliver superfast broadband.
Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King said the addition of Creswick to the current rollout schedule was exciting news for families and business in Creswick and Hepburn more broadly.
“In around 12 to 18 months’ time, people in Creswick will actually be able to start connecting to the National Broadband Network, delivering faster, affordable and more reliable broadband,” she said.
“The National Broadband Network is about preparing Australia for the future. It’s about ensuring that our local communities in places like Creswick aren’t left behind as the world and our local economy changes.
“From seeing your local doctor from home, to your kids being able to take a specialist class at another school - the NBN will change the way we live, work, and access services.”