Burnie urges Labor to extend their NBN commitment further

Following today’s announcement that Labor will commit to secure a proper fibre link for the NBN on the West Coast if they win the election, Burnie City Council is calling on a similar commitment for Burnie’s CBD.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The Labor Party has clearly recognised the benefits that a fibre link will have for West Coast residents, and we are urging them to provide a similar election commitment to bring the much preferred option of Fibre to the Premise to our Central Business District, instead of Fibre to the Node.”

“In the wake of the many challenges which have impacted our region in recent times, it is imperative that our city is on equal footing with Launceston and Hobart so we can remain competitive. We need to ensure that we have the infrastructure and technology in place to support future economic growth and Fibre to the Premises in our CBD and industrial areas will play an important role in this.”

“There is a need to have the infrastructure to support a city and region that wants to be clever and connected to the world. In this day and age, businesses need to be globally connected and have access to the same level of ICT infrastructure as Launceston and Hobart to remain competitive.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net