Jabiru jumps on board the NBN
Residents in Jabiru can look forward to fast and reliable fibre connectivity, with the NT Government partnering with the NBN Co. to rollout NBN in the township.
The $4.5 million project will be pivotal in positioning Jabiru as a central tourism hub in the heart of Kakadu National Park.
The increased connectivity will not only create more jobs for Territorians throughout the installation process, but it will also put more businesses on the map, with new opportunities for increased reach and markets.
The rollout will also improve the amenities at established tourist accommodations in Jabiru, with visitors able to access high quality WiFi, to stay connected and share their travel experiences faster.
In addition to local businesses, the broadband fibre-to-the-premises will reach more than 700 homes, as well as education services. Health providers will also benefit from the rollout, with faster connectivity improving and expanding the delivery of telehealth services.
It's expected the roll-out will be complete by the end of 2021.
The announcement supports the NT Government's commitment to the ongoing delivery of essential services in Jabiru, under the Memorandum of Understanding on the Future of Jabiru Township.
The Government is investing $135.5 million to help the township establish itself as the centre for tourism and culture in Kakadu and the West Arnhem region.