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83k premises dropped from July NBN rollout plan

The devil is in the detail – July’s quarterly construction plan shows 83k premises removed from the nbn rollout plan.

Analysis of the 18 month rollout plan released in July by nbn has shown that around 83,500 premises previously listed as being in the 18 month plan had been removed.

The areas removed were slated for a Fibre to the Node rollout to commence during 2016 and include the areas of and surrounding:

New South Wales

  • Cessnock/Bellbird
  • Darlington Point


  • Brassall
  • Currumbin
  • Helidon
  • Magnetic Island
  • Samford
  • Gold Coast/Tweed Heads
  • Mount Crosby
  • Sunshine Coast/Noosa
  • Pittsworth
  • Robina

South Australia

  • Flinders


  • Queenstown
  • Rosebery
  • Zeehan

(for more information, see full table at the end of the post)

At the start of July, the company responsible for building the National Broadband Network announced in a media release that an additional 200,000 premises were added to the nbn rollout.

From initial calculations, this figure was derived from the total number of premises that were added to the rollout plan and does not take into account the number of premises removed from the plan.

If true, this means that the net increase in number of premises expected to commence construction within 18 months would be around 40% less than announced (from 200,000 to around 120,000 premises) in the July press release.


Despite listed as being in April’s 18 month plan, the following areas may have to wait another 18 months before rollout commences:

nbn FSA nbn FSA Name Indicative Localities Approx # of planned premises Approx# of SAMs planned
2CES Cessnock-Bellbird Bellbird, Bellbird Heights, Cessnock, Ellalong, Kearsley, Millfield, Nulkaba, Paxton, Aberdare 9,400 5
2DNP Darlington Point Darlington Point 400 1
4BRA Brassall Moores Pocket, North Ipswich, Pine Mountain, Tivoli, Brassall 2,900 2
4CUR Currumbin Currumbin, Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Palm Beach, Tugun, Bilinga 1,800 1
4HEL Helidon Helidon, Grantham 600 1
4MAG Magnetic Island Horseshoe Bay, Nelly Bay, Picnic Bay, Arcadia 2,100 1
4MCH Samford Samford Valley, Samford Village, Highvale 1,400 1
4MGB Gold Coast-Tweed Heads Gilston, Highland Park, Merrimac, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Tallai, Worongary, Carrara 8,500 6
4MTC Mount Crosby Chuwar, Karalee, Karana Downs, Mount Crosby, Barellan Point 4,600 2
4NOO Sunshine Coast Noosa Cooroibah, Doonan, Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Tewantin, Tinbeerwah, Verrierdale, Castaways Beach 22,100 12
4PWT Pittsworth Pittsworth 1,300 1
4RBN Robina Mudgeeraba, Robina, Varsity Lakes, Bonogin 9,200 5
5FLN Flinders North Adelaide, Adelaide 16,800 8
7QUW Queenstown Queenstown 1,300 1
7ROR Rosebery Rosebery 600 1
7ZEA Zeehan Zeehan 500 1

Kenneth Tsang

I'm the author of jxeeno™ blog and co-founder of I'm a bit of an #NBN and public transport geek. You can normally find me juggling work and my studies at UNSW where I'm currently completing a degree in Geospatial Engineering.

  • Cameron Watt

    So it is true, NBNco ignore all negatives these days.