Tag: Greenfield

NBN Rollout update 4th July 2013

Since we had no updates last week as NBNco raced towards the June 30 targets, we are definitely due for map updates today. The new Minister for Broadband and the Digital Economy, Anthony Albanese MP, has called a press conference for today to release the rollout metrics for June 30 which is eagerly awaited.

As I have access to NBN figures through a couple of sources, it appears that NBNco has indeed reached it’s revised rollout targets for both the brownfield and greenfield (new estates) rollouts. The Greenfield numbers were especially strong, achieving 44,000 premises and only being 1,000 premises short of the upper target of the target range of 45,000 premises.

Brownfield rollout figured for ‘premises passed’ appears to have just scraped in with 163,600 addresses on their fibre footprint list. The disappointing part of this is around 56,000 premises are not able to connect immediately as they are in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs) such as apartment blocks or units which need Owners Corporation permission to make modifications to common property. Buildings where premission is not granted repeatedly may be declared ‘frustrated’ by NBNco and could be subject to a Telstra ‘stop sales’ clause where 20 days after a premises is declared frustrated, Telstra will not be able to connect anyone in that building to a copper service. Ry Crozier wrote a great article on this over at ITnews.

We have details from our sources of activated areas – these are all pending an NBNco update of the maps, but it was sourced and cross-checked from two RSPs from NBNco data. These are not official areas

Areas that are now FULLY ACTIVE:

  •  4TOB-03 – Toowoomba QLD
  • 2HOM-01 – Strathfield NSW
  • 8DRW-04 – Darwin NT
  • 3BRU-03 – Brunswick VIC
  • 2PTH-01 – Penrith NSW
  • 2CFS-05 – Coffs Harbour NSW
  • 2BLK-03 – Blacktown NSW
  • 2KIA-03 – Kiama NSW
  • 4TOB-02 – Toowoomba QLD
  • 7LAU-03 – Launceston TAS


Areas that are now partially active:

  • 2GOS-03 – Gosford NSW
  • 2HOM-02 -Strathfield NSW
  • 2KIA-02 – Kiama NSW
  • 2RCH-04 – Richmond NSW
  • 3TMN-03 – Tullamarine VIC
  • 4CAI-01 – Cairns QLD
  • 4GDN-03 – Goodna QLD
  • 4GUL-02 – Gulliver, Townsville QLD
  • 6VIC-02 – Victoria Park WA (more premises added)
  • 8DRW-02 – Darwin NT


Areas that are still partially active but not yet fully active (some have more coverage):

  • 2RCH-02 – Richmond NSW
  • 4GND-02 – Goodna QLD
  • 4TNS-02 – Townsville QLD
  • 7KIN-03 – Kingston TAS
  • 4TNS-03 – Townsville QLD
  • 2PTH-02 – Penrith NSW
  • 2SAW-01 – Sawtell NSW
  • 2SAW-02 – Sawtell NSW
  • 4TNS-01 – Townsville QLD
  • 3BAC-03 – Bacchus Marsh VIC
  • 4GDN-01 – Goodna QLD
  • 6SPT-02 – South Perth WA
  • 7HOB-05 – Hobart  TAS

Really looking forward to the new areas becoming official.

A massive shoutout to Kenneth Tsang aka JXeeno who runs the myNBN.info rollout tracking site for his help in collecting, collating and verifying the data we had earlier. Please go and check out his work, very professional site for such a young guy.

NBN Rollout update 29th May 2013

For a change of pace, I note that NBNco have updated their rollout map today and the following brownfield (established areas) fibre activations have occurred:

  • Aspley QLD
  • Townsville QLD
  • Toowoomba QLD

Also a number of Greenfields (new estates) have gone live in the following locations:

  • Campsie NSW
  • Beresfield NSW
  • Holmesville NSW
  • Pitt Town NSW
  • Port Macquarie NSW
  • Buderim QLD
  • Leichardt QLD
  • Pimpama QLD
  • Epsom VIC
  • Pakenham VIC
  • Baldivis WA
  • Piara Waters WA
  • Southern River WA

In the next five weeks, we are due for around 80,000 premises to be made active which will be a massive effort. I am sure that some will miss the cut due to issues with the network not meeting testing and quality verification, but even if half of the areas go live then we will see a doubling of the premises nationally which can now access a fibre NBN connection.

The June areas to be activated are as follows:

FSAM Locality Name State Approx Premises Construction Commenced Expected Activation
3SMR-04 Mill Park VIC 2100 Apr-2012 18-May-2013
7HOB-02 Sandy Bay, Dynnyrne TAS 2300 Feb-2012 18-May-2013
3SMR-01 Mill Park VIC 2700 Mar-2012 25-May-2013
4APL-03 Aspley QLD 1400 Jun-2012 25-May-2013
7LAU-01 Launceston TAS 2000 Jan-2012 31-May-2013
4APL-04 Bridgeman Downs, Aspley QLD 2400 Jun-2012 01-Jun-2013
9CRC-02 Ngunnawal ACT 2800 Sep-2011 01-Jun-2013
2KIA-03 Kiama Heights, Kiama NSW 2200 Aug-2011 08-Jun-2013
4TOB-02 Mount Lofty, Prince Henry Heights, Redwood, East Toowoomba QLD 2600 Sep-2011 08-Jun-2013
2CFS-05 Coffs Harbour NSW 2200 Apr-2012 11-Jun-2013
9CRC-04 Palmerston ACT 2400 Mar-2012 12-Jun-2013
7STH-02 Binalong Bay TAS 400 Apr-2012 14-Jun-2013
2GOS-01 Gosford, Point Frederick, East Gosford NSW 2600 Apr-2012 15-Jun-2013
3BAC-03 Darley VIC 2300 Mar-2012 15-Jun-2013
3BRU-02 Parkville, Brunswick VIC 2500 Mar-2012 15-Jun-2013
3BRU-03 Brunswick East, Brunswick VIC 2700 Mar-2012 15-Jun-2013
4APL-02 Zillmere QLD 1400 May-2012 15-Jun-2013
2SAW-01 Toormina NSW 2700 Feb-2012 18-Jun-2013
2PTH-01 Penrith NSW 1600 Nov-2011 20-Jun-2013
2PTH-02 Penrith, Kingswood NSW 2200 Apr-2012 21-Jun-2013
8DRW-01 Darwin City NT 900 Dec-2011 21-Jun-2013
8DRW-04 Darwin City NT 900 Jan-2012 21-Jun-2013
2CFS-03 Coffs Harbour NSW 2500 Mar-2012 22-Jun-2013
2HOM-01 Strathfield NSW 2200 Jun-2012 22-Jun-2013
2HOM-02 Rookwood, Strathfield, Homebush NSW 3000 Jul-2012 22-Jun-2013
2LID-01 Rookwood, Lidcombe NSW 2200 Dec-2011 22-Jun-2013
2SAW-02 Sawtell NSW 1800 Mar-2012 22-Jun-2013
4TOB-03 South Toowoomba, Toowoomba City, East Toowoomba QLD 2600 Jan-2012 22-Jun-2013
7HOB-04 Dynnyrne, Hobart, Battery Point TAS 2600 Mar-2012 22-Jun-2013
7LAU-03 Newstead, South Launceston, East Launceston TAS 2700 Mar-2012 22-Jun-2013
2BLK-03 Lalor Park, Blacktown NSW 3200 Mar-2012 26-Jun-2013
2RCH-02 Windsor, South Windsor NSW 2200 Oct-2011 28-Jun-2013
2ARM-06 Armidale NSW 2600 Jul-2011 29-Jun-2013
2SAW-03 Bonville, Toormina, Boambee East NSW 1800 Mar-2012 29-Jun-2013
4TNS-01 Townsville City QLD 1200 Mar-2012 29-Jun-2013
4TNS-03 North Ward, Castle Hill QLD 2200 Apr-2012 29-Jun-2013
2GOS-03 Springfield, East Gosford NSW 2400 May-2012 30-Jun-2013
2RCH-04 Bligh Park NSW 2300 Dec-2011 30-Jun-2013
7KIN-03 Kingston, Blackmans Bay TAS 2500 May-2012 30-Jun-2013


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