WORK crews have been feeding high-speed internet cable into Monaro Street over the last fortnight as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout, with around 3,000 Queanbeyan homes and businesses to be connected within the next 12 months.
The local rollout continues the momentum of the NBN across in New South Wales where over 57,900 home and business owners have already connected to the network.
NBN infrastructure has already been installed at the new township of Googong, with new residents ready to connect as they move in
Residents and business owners are encouraged to check the detailed rollout maps online at www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.
To be one of the first in your community to connect to the NBN, check the NBN Co website and call your preferred phone or internet company when it becomes available. A list of service providers can be found at www.nbnco.com.au/serviceproviders.
h Crs Jamie Cregan and Brian Brown both noting widespread public support for a cinema in Queanbeyan.
"We're going to spend $10,000 to ask Queanbeyan residents if they want a cinema? We already know they want a cinema," Cr Brown said.
While Cr Overall said he was disappointed with that decision, he said talks would progress with a cinema operator this week.
"The commercial terms [we're proposing] would be similar to that successfully entered into by another NSW local council and an operator. This commercial proposal essentially means Council would become a critical partner in the delivery of the project with mutual benefits for the partners rather than just being an advocate or facilitator," he said.