Gungahlin NBN Consultations

Jon Stanhope, Kate Lundy and I have put out a media release on the 13 October public consultations for the Gungahlin NBN rollout.

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE


Jon Stanhope


ACT Chief Minister


Kate Lundy


Senator for the ACT


Andrew Leigh


Member for Fraser


NBN public consultation for Gungahlin announced


ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope, Senator for the ACT Kate Lundy and Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh have today welcomed the announcement that there will be an open public consultation on the early NBN deployment to approximately 3000 premises in the Gungahlin region, which is planned in the second quarter of 2011.

The consultation will be held by the Gungahlin Community Council at their October 13th meeting at the Palmerston Community Centre on Tiptree Crescent at 7.30pm.

Glenn Holdstock, the NBN Co Community and Stakeholder Relations Manager will speak about the early NBN deployment to Gungahlin, and then will open the floor for community discussion and questions.

“I welcome this opportunity in Gungahlin to see what is possible in terms of the benefits for economic productivity, local businesses, e-health and digital education,” ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope said.

“NBN Co really want to hear from the community about their needs, and how they want to utilise a high speed network in their communities, whether it be for families, schools, businesses or health and community services, just to name a few examples,” said Senator Lundy.

NBN Co will also be meeting with territory and federal representatives, local businesses, domain experts and community groups for consultation.

“This an opportunity for the Gungahlin community to drive the roll out of high-speed broadband, ensuring NBN delivers in service areas important to Gungahlin residents,”  Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh said.

More information about the meeting is on the GCC website at http://gcc.asn.au/

Please find more information and related links about the early NBN deployment to Gungahlin at http://www.katelundy.com.au/2010/07/14/fact-sheet-about-the-early-nbn-rollout-to-gungahlin/

Media contact:

Jess Wurf (Stanhope) 0411 772 700

Annika Hutchins (Lundy) 0418 488 295

Shobaz Kandola (Leigh) 0421 838 038

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