Boost our Broadband!

Consultation has concluded

Fast internet is a luxury many people take for granted. We're aware some of our residents and businesses have little, or no internet connection at all.

That's why Council is working to secure a slice of a potential $360 million in government funding targeted at improved internet connectivity around the country.

The funding will be split across three areas with $100m to extend rural broadband, between $152m and $210m to extend ultrafast broadband, and $50m to address black spots in the mobile network.

To secure part of the funding Council must first prove the need for faster internet, primarily in rural communities across the District.

To do this, and also identify the demand for better internet services in rural communities, we asked residents and businesses to complete an online survey – open from 14 May to 5 June.

We received more than 800 responses, proving this issue is a big one for the District!

These results will help us define the extent of broadband connection problems, how these problems affect business and everyday life and the demand for better internet services in the local community.

We're currently analysing results and preparing our applications to Government, due in July.

You'll find statistics from the surveys, relevant links, news, and question & answers all here on this project page.

So let's boost our broadband!

Fast internet is a luxury many people take for granted. We're aware some of our residents and businesses have little, or no internet connection at all.

That's why Council is working to secure a slice of a potential $360 million in government funding targeted at improved internet connectivity around the country.

The funding will be split across three areas with $100m to extend rural broadband, between $152m and $210m to extend ultrafast broadband, and $50m to address black spots in the mobile network.

To secure part of the funding Council must first prove the need for faster internet, primarily in rural communities across the District.

To do this, and also identify the demand for better internet services in rural communities, we asked residents and businesses to complete an online survey – open from 14 May to 5 June.

We received more than 800 responses, proving this issue is a big one for the District!

These results will help us define the extent of broadband connection problems, how these problems affect business and everyday life and the demand for better internet services in the local community.

We're currently analysing results and preparing our applications to Government, due in July.

You'll find statistics from the surveys, relevant links, news, and question & answers all here on this project page.

So let's boost our broadband!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Boost our Broadband - Household survey

    Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.

    This survey is for personal/household internet use.

    Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.

    This survey is for personal/household internet use.

    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Boost our Broadband - Business survey

    Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.

    This survey is for business internet use.

    Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.

    This survey is for business internet use.

    Consultation has concluded
  • Youth and High School Students

    Welcome to this short survey on your interests into the digital world of technology.

    Welcome to this short survey on your interests into the digital world of technology.

    Consultation has concluded