NBN Crisis Meeting - Centenary

11 August 2017

Due to significant community demand, local Federal Member Milton Dick MP has announced a follow up NBN Crisis Meeting to take place at the Jindalee Bowls Club on Tuesday 29 August from 6:30pm.

Following on from the Springfield NBN Crisis Meeting attended by 100 local residents, the Centenary suburbs meeting is expected to attract an even higher number of attendees.

Mr Dick said feedback from residents in the Centenary suburbs had been loud and clear that the failed NBN rollout was simply unacceptable.

“Since the previous NBN Crisis meeting my office has received an influx of calls from residents in the Centenary suburbs calling for a local NBN Crisis Meeting” said Mr Dick.

“I have also written to both the Prime Minister and Minister for Communications seeking an urgent meeting to find a resolution to this mess.

“The Centenary suburbs and in particular places like Westlake and Mt Ommaney have been let down by the NBN rollout with many cases of connection drop outs and frustrating delays.

“It is the number one issue raised with me by residents in the Centenary suburbs wherever I go.

Joining Mr Dick will be the Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government Stephen Jones MP and State Labor Candidate for the seat of Mt Ommaney Jess Pugh.

Ms Pugh said it was one of the top issues raised by residents throughout the community.

“The failed rollout of the NBN in the Centenary suburbs has now reached a crisis point” said Ms Pugh.

“It is absolutely critical that homes and businesses have access to a reliable NBN connection but this just simply isn’t possible for many.

“This is not just about watching Netflix, it is about school students and businesses who depend on a reliable internet connection” said Ms Pugh.

The latest available information from NBN Co shows that as of November 2016 less than half the homes in Oxley have an available NBN connection.

Whilst Australians were promised superfast broadband speeds, the reality is that The Turnbull Government has only delivered average connection speeds of just 11.1Mbps to-date.

That dismal result means Australia has the embarrassing global rank of 50th for internet speeds behind key trading partners South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the United States and New Zealand.

Residents are invited to register their interest to attend the NBN Crisis Meeting at Jindalee Bowls Club on Tuesday 29 August by visiting www.nbncrisismeeting.com or calling 3879 6440.