The National Broadband Network (NBN) build has now commenced in a number of Northern Gold Coast suburbs in the electorate of Forde.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said construction of the NBN was underway for Fibre to the Node in Ormeau, Norfolk Village, Ormeau Hills, Kingsholme and Upper Coomera.
“The message for residents in the Northern Gold Coast is clear, superfast broadband is on its way,” Mr van Manen said.
“All together there will be an area covering around 17,000 premises starting construction in stages from now through to early next year around the Ormeau exchange.
“This will cover suburbs including Luscombe, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pimpama, Upper Coomera and Coomera.”
Mr van Manen said on average it can take around 12 months from when construction begins to when services were expected to be available.
“Similarly, work has started for an area covering around 2800 premises in Upper Coomera and Oxenford as part of the Oxenford exchange area,” Mr van Manen said.
“Work will also be underway in the Yatala area very soon.”
Mr van Manen said the Turnbull Coalition Government was rolling out high-speed broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way, with every home and business in Australia to be able to connect to the NBN by 2020.
“In 2013 under the previous Labor Government, the NBN was a failing government infrastructure project and led to contractors downing tools across four states. Today, the NBN is being rolled out on time and on budget.
“More than 70,000 homes and businesses across Australia are signing up to the NBN every single month, and there are already more than 5,000 premises in Forde experiencing the benefits of the NBN.”
For more information visit www.nbnco.com.au