Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA Central West) is proud to partner with the Central NSW Joint Organisation of Councils (Central NSW JO) to deliver a Communications Information Forum in Blayney on Thursday, 11 March 2021.

Some of the major telecommunications providers including Telstra, Optus, NBN, Aussie Broadband and Wi-Sky, will feature at the forum that is open to local businesses and community members from across the region.

The Regional Tech Hub will also be involved at the forum and was recently established by the Australian Government to provide independent advice to regional communities on technology solutions to support their needs.

The forum will see the communication representatives take part in an open display followed by a live panel and Q&A session moderated by RDA Central West with time for networking at the conclusion of the event.

The major service providers will give updates and information surrounding connectivity and coverage in regional areas so attendees can walk away with a better understanding of their needs and mostly importantly, the options available in the Central West.

RDA Central West CEO, Sam Harma said the forum is an outstanding opportunity for local businesses and members of the community to hear directly from industry leaders.

“Every customer’s needs and options are different but the common factor is reliability, and this is vital for those living and working in regional areas,” said Mr Harma.

“The forum is a chance to find out more about the barriers we often face, but also the different options, including low cost options; we have to overcome these challenges and boost coverage, speed, data and in turn – profitability and efficiency.

“There have also been some big announcements recently around communications for our region, including NBN’s Business Fibre Zones in Orange and Bathurst, so I encourage anyone interested to come and find out what initiatives like this could mean for your business and our region overall.”

Central NSW JO Chair Cr John Medcalf said the Central NSW JO and RDA Central West had a long partnership working in collaboration to advocate for better communications infrastructure across the region.

“The JO Board has made communications a focus for 2021,” added Cr Medcalf.

“Technology is moving at such a fast pace of change and this forum is an essential part of our plan to bring local concerns to key decision makers and provide access to the most up to date information to the communities we represent.”

Attending the Communications Information Forum is:

  • NBN Co.
  • Telstra
  • Optus
  • Aussie Broadband
  • Wi-Sky
  • Regional Tech Hub

The Communications Information Forum will be held at the Blayney Community Centre on Thursday March 11 from 12:30pm to 2pm.

Entry is free and lunch will be provided thanks to the generous support of the Central NSW JO.

Due to catering and COVID-19 restrictions we strongly encourage participants to register at

For more information, please contact RDA Central West on (02) 6369 1600 or email