Lindsay MP David Bradbury: NBN rollout

“The Penrith region will be one of the first areas in Australia to receive access to high speed, reliable and affordable broadband through the NBN.

“The NBN has the overwhelming support of local residents and businesses within our community. Penrith City Council, the Penrith Business Alliance, Penrith BEC and Nepean Community College have all commended the NBN and the countless opportunities it will bring to our region.

“It would seem Fiona Scott can do no better than parrot the relentless negativity of her leader. The people of Penrith know that the NBN will map the road for Western Sydney’s economic future, but the Liberals are determined to tear it up.

“When Tony Abbott appointed Malcolm Turnbull as Opposition Communications Spokesman, he gave him one order – to demolish the NBN. Tony Abbott has consistently said the NBN is a “waste of money”, a “white elephant” and if elected he will pull the plug on it.

“Fiona Scott should explain why she supports ripping up the NBN and denying our local community the opportunity to step into the future. The NBN will change the way we do business, receive services and connect with the world, but Fiona Scott wants to pull the plug on it.

“Not only will the NBN provide households and businesses with access to high speed affordable broadband, it will also create countless opportunities in the areas of healthcare, education and innovation.

“Local businesses will be given the opportunity to expand and connect without travelling for miles. Our children will have access to world class education services. Our health and aged care services will be linked up to living rooms.

“Over 22,000 local homes and businesses will see fibre construction commence before July 2015 and around 3,000 premises will be connected by early next year. The areas included in this stage of the rollout include Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Park, Cranebrook, Jamisontown, Kingswood, Penrith, South Penrith, Werrington Downs, Agnes Banks, Berkshire Park and Londonderry.”

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