National Broadband Network coming to Durack

Homes and businesses in Durack are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network, with the build to commence on the network by June 2016.

The NBN Co today released its national rollout plan to June 2016, which includes parts of the following suburbs and communities across the very large electorate of Durack, where the fixed-line build will commence:

In addition, build will commence on the fixed-wireless network in parts of:

  • Jurien               100, approx. premises in plan
  • Merredin          600, approx. premises in plan
  • Wongan Hills  800, approx. premises in plan

Melissa Price, Member for Durack said it was an important milestone for some communities in Durack, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as they prepare for superfast broadband services.

“Essentially superfast broadband is another step closer for Karratha, Geraldton, Cervantes, Dongara, Green Head, Leeman, Jurien Bay, Kalbarri and Northampton,” Ms Price said. 

Since the election, the NBN has more than doubled the reach of its network. Nationwide, 1.2 million homes and businesses can now connect to the NBN or have work underway in their area.

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the release of new sites for build to commence was delivering on the Government’s promise to get the rollout back on track.

“When we came into Government, one of our chief priorities was to get this rollout completed sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers,” Mr Turnbull said.

NBN Co provides monthly updates on its website showing areas that have reached build preparation, build commencement and that are ready for service.

Residents can check their suburb at