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Telecommunications satellite Parkes Central West NSW


Telecommunications Infrastructure Support GuideDownload the Telecommunications Infrastructure Support Guide

RDA Central West has created the Telecommunications Infrastructure Support Guide to provide readily accessible information about how to make good use of the nbn rollout and Mobile Black Spot Program.

The Support Guide has been specifically designed to assist Councils, businesses and community groups to better understand how they might be affected by telecommunications infrastructure rollouts planned for the region and, importantly, how they might contribute to the development of telecommunications infrastructure.

A shortlist of Regional Mobile Black Spot Priorities has been compiled for the region in order to help target mobile infrastructure investment towards areas of community and business need. We are interested in hearing from business and community groups that can contribute further information to help rectify issues. 

RDA Central West is working with Centroc and individual Councils across the NSW Central West region to assess digital demand in priority areas where mobile black spots persist and where internet broadband isn’t meeting community needs. Once digital demand has been assessed at these sites, the most appropriate technical solutions and funding sources can be found.  

RDA Central West considers there to be an urgent need for robust, future-proof and wide reaching telecommunications capabilities in Central West NSW, specifically the rectification of mobile black spots and sufficient NBN capacity, without which regional industries will not be able to grow domestically or compete on an international level.

RDA Central West also also made various Submissions to Government inquiries regarding telecommunications.

Last Updated: 25 September 2017 

Previous Work

Regional Telecommunications Review 2015

Telecommunications infrastructure priorities, constraints and the adequacy of services in our region have been addressed in RDA Central West’s submission to the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee.

The submission has been built around the evidence base that RDA Central West has developed in recent years as well as feedback received from close to 50 regional businesses on the topics raised in the Issues Paper.

Download RDA’s submission here: Regional Telecommunications Review 2015 Issues Paper


Connecting Communities in the Central West Project

In 2013, RDA Central West received funding from the Australian Government for a Connecting Communities in the Central West Project, one of 14 new initiatives being delivered across regional areas to capitalise on the advantages of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The Central West project was in response to NBN fixed wireless being rollout in the region.   RDA Central West  provided  information on NBN fixed wireless to small business, not-for-profit organisations, schools and community members.