The Government is seeking feedback on the design of the new Regional Connectivity Program.

How it works

Why we want your input
We want to make sure the Regional Connectivity Program best meets community needs.
How you can voice your opinion
You can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by 9 September 2019, 5pm.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your submission will help inform the design of the Regional Connectivity Program

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period:  August 12, 2019 09:00 AEST to September 09, 2019 17:00 AEST

We are seeking input on the design of the new Regional Connectivity Program. This program is part of the Government 's $220 million Stronger Regional Digital Connectivity Package, announced in the Government 's response to the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review.

The Regional Connectivity Program will take a place-based approach, targeting investment in local priorities to maximise economic opportunities and region-wide benefits for regional, rural and remote Australians.

The program includes a competitive grants process in which applicants can propose different technologies to improve telecommunications services in the regions.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • provide place-based solutions to digital connectivity issues in the regions through a range of mobile and/or broadband services
  • complement the National Broadband Network, the Mobile Black Spot Program and the telecommunications industry 's commercial investment plans

We are seeking feedback on the discussion paper to inform the design of the program and development of program guidelines.

Telecommunications industry, all levels of government and other interested stakeholders and encouraged to make a submission to help inform the Government 's consideration of possible program implementation methods.

Relevant Documentation

Regional Connectivity Program—discussion paper

Published 12th Aug 2019

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This discussion paper focuses on the design of the Regional Connectivity Program. We are seeking submissions from the telecommunications industry, all levels of government and other interested stakeholders.

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Started August 12, 2019 09:00 AEST
Ends September 09, 2019 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 15 of 28
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Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • your name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.