CONTRACTORS BRIEFED ON NBN ROLLOUT OPPORTUNITIES

Representatives from NBN co and The Silcar Thiess Services Joint Venture held an information forum in Bundaberg today (May 14) to encourage local contractors to get on board with the construction phase of the National Broadband Network (NBN) project.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s Economic Development portfolio spokesperson Cr. Greg Barnes said he was pleased that a local workforce was being sought for what would be Australia’s largest infrastructure project.

“Throughout the construction phase of the NBN rollout there will be a high demand for skilled workers in our area,” Cr. Barnes said.

“I hope many local contractors will take advantage of this unique opportunity and keep the economic benefits associated with a massive project like the NBN rollout within the Bundaberg region.”

He said there was a good turnout for the information session with participants learning about the technical background to the rollout and also a focus on more job specific roles contractors could undertake.

The construction phase will begin with a detailed survey of the area and the existing telecommunications infrastructure. This work is expected to take several months before fibre hauling commences.

On average, it takes around 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners can order NBN retail services from telephone or internet service providers.


Silcar community relations officer Cesar Alarcon and Bundaberg Regional Council business resilience officer Andrew Beckenhauer at the public information session at the School of Arts building.

Date: 14-05-2013

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