The high speed fibre optic by NBN will be enjoyed by the residents of Bunya Estate. The Western Sydney residential development of Bunya Estate is the first “broad-acre” site that gains access to NBN connection.
Landcom released 75 final land lots in stage one last June, 69 of the 75 released was sold. The 5,280 hectare development near Doonside extends from Quaker Hill to Leppington. It was announced that 730 new homes in this new suburb of Bungarribee will be added when completed.
Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy made the announcement of NBN access at Bunya Estate Minister who mentioned that it is the first new broad-acre development to get the NBN.
“Local residents in the Bunya estate can receive fibre-based telephone and high speed internet services over the NBN by contacting a retail service provider of their choice. It will be the first of many such sites and our local community is very excited,” says Ed Husic, Chifley MP.
Housing Affordability Fund worth $7.5 million was granted by the federal government to support more affordable homes in this estate.
Handful homes have been completed to date and families are ready to move in at the end of the month, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Before the announcement of Bunya Estate, the township of Minnamurra and Kiama Downs was connected last August.
Other areas that were first connected to receive access to NBN are the whole Tasmania, Armidale in NSW, parts of Brunswick in Melbourne and parts of the Twonsville suburbs of Aitkenvale and Mundingbura.
The outer suburb of Tasmania which is the Midway Point, was the first location that enjoyed the high speed NBN connection in August last year.