NBN next phase: Tasmania dates

28 April, 2011 by IF

Press Release for Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy today welcomed an announcement by NBN Co that construction would shortly begin on the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Stage two communities in Tasmania.


Over 11,100 homes and business will be connected to the NBN in the communities of Deloraine, Kingston Beach, George Town, Sorell, South Hobart, St Helens and Triabunna.

"The delivery of the NBN in the first three communities was completed on time and on budget and I’m pleased to see construction on the next phase of the rollout will begin from the end of the next month," Senator Conroy said.

Construction can begin following the finalisation of a contract between NBN Co and Conneq Infrastructure Services. Aurora remains as NBN Co’s Tasmanian agent for the rollout.

"The NBN will be rolled out progressively in the seven phase two locations to make the best use of the workforce. All sites will be underway by early October.

"Construction will take between four and six months at each site and services in the first communities will be available from the second half of the year.

"Detailed planning work has already been carried out at each of the locations and I look forward to work getting underway shortly. NBN Co will be using the lessons learned from the stage one in the delivery of the next phase."

Maps of the fibre rollout in the next phase are available here.

Premises not covered by fibre will have access to either next generation wireless or satellite services, with an interim satellite due to be available from July this year and wireless by the middle of next year.



Start date



late May



Late May



Early July

St Helens            


Late July

Kingston  Beach


Late August

George Town


Late September

South Hobart    


Early October