Economic Development Unit : Moorabool Shire Council

Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy

Encouraging and managing population growth is crucial to the success of the Moorabool Shire. Communications infrastructure is one component that has been identified as a principle component in future success.

Focus

The Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy examines factors such as current services, unmet demand for communications infrastructure, issues that inhibit the supply of services, whether demand and supply issues experienced in Moorabool Shire are unique or similar to other regions, and recommends actions to enhance future Information and Communications Technology (ICT) access and adoption.

Lateral Plains and the Centre for eCommerce and Communication were engaged by Moorabool Shire and Multimedia Victoria to review ICT in the Moorabool region. Background information on this study is available here. The study was completed in the period between April 2009 and April 2010.

report

The Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy is now available.

Click here to download the PDF version of the Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy.
file size: 1.73 MB
Click here to download the PDF version of the survey to complete offline

Community involvement

The business community and residents of the Moorabool Shire were encouraged to get involved in the development of this strategy by completing the online ICT survey. The responses to the survey formed an important part of the Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy which will build and shape the Moorabool Shire's ICT policy for the coming years. Another way that the community got involved was by informing the project team of local examples of ICT usage that demonstrate the positive impacts of local adoption.

Outcomes

On 8 July 2010 Bacchus Marsh in the Moorabool Shire was announced as one of 14 new locations for the second stage of the National Broadband Network rollout. The site selected in Bacchus Marsh for the NBN rollout has been mapped and is available on this website. The July edition of the Morrabool Shire EDU Report also identifies the announcement.

Acknowledgment

This project received funding support from Multimedia Victoria.

Further information

If you would like further information about this project please contact::

George Fong
Phone: 03 5335 2243
Email: george@lateralplains.com

or

Helen Thompson
Phone: 03 5327 9418
Email: h.thompson@ballarat.edu.au