A Step Closer To Enhanced Broadband For Horsham

05 April 2018

Horsham is a step closer to getting better broadband, with a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the construction and delivery of enhanced broadband services released to the market this week.

Acting Minister for Regional Development Jacinta Allan said the RFP was a major step forward in the project, which will trial solutions to boost broadband for businesses in, or considering investment in, regional Victoria.

A total of $7 million has been allocated for regional enhanced broadband projects in Horsham, Morwell and North Geelong, which is part of the $45 million allocated to Connecting Regional Communities Program.

The projects are helping regional businesses compete with metropolitan, interstate and international businesses.

Enhanced broadband solutions can be delivered over a range of technologies and the RFP encourages both fibre and other innovative solutions.

The areas considered in Horsham to be serviced by enhanced broadband could include:

  • Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal and Precinct
  • Golf Course Road/Enterprise Estate
  • Horsham Aerodrome Precinct
  • Horsham Central Activity District

The rollout of the enhanced broadband pilots is expected to start in the second half of 2018, with completion in the second-half of 2019.

For more information about the Connecting Regional Communities Program and the Connecting Victoria initiative, visit Link .

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Regional Development Jacinta Allan

“We’re making sure regional Victorians have access to reliable broadband – to support farmers, local businesses and families.”

“Our Regional Partnerships told us that digital connectivity and access was an absolute must – we’ve listened and we’re making it a priority.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“This critical project will increase business productivity and help attract investment to Horsham – boosting the local economy and supporting local jobs.”

“We look forward to working with the successful supplier in Horsham to make this enhanced broadband project happen.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

Was this page helpful?