We are hosting a Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) noticeboard to facilitate linkages between telecommunications carriers and communities.

Potential telecommunications projects can now be added to the noticeboard.

State, territory and local governments, regional development authorities, industry, business and community groups, not-for-profits and First Nations community controlled organisations and other interested entities are invited to add their potential telecommunications project to the noticeboard.

Telecommunications carriers are invited to take a look at the project noticeboard. If there are potential projects you wish to develop into an application for the RCP, we encourage you to contact the proponent directly to develop your potential application.

Projects do not have to be on the noticeboard to be eligible for the RCP.

The RCP is now open for applications until 20 October 2020 (5:00pm AEDT). The guidelines and application process are available on the Government’s central grants website: www.grants.com.au. The noticeboard will be online until the closing date for RCP applications.

Project noticeboard

Take a look at our project noticeboard to find out if there are potential telecommunications projects you may wish to develop into a project application for the Regional Connectivity Program. Please register your potential project with us.

This noticeboard is for information purposes only. These projects have not been funded or endorsed by the Commonwealth. Projects on the noticeboard are not guaranteed funding, nor does the Commonwealth guarantee that any of the projects will be developed into an application. Views or recommendations provided in the project proposals do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of the Commonwealth nor indicate the Commonwealth's commitment to a particular course of action.

Proposing Organisation State Project Location Project Description Contact Details Further Information
Latrobe Council TAS Great Bend Road, Latrobe Installation of a telecommunications tower to enhance the safety of users and provide economic development opportunities associated with the Wild Mersey mountain bike trails project. Contact name: Chris Clark, Email: Chris.clark@latrobe.tas.gov.au, Phone: (03) 6491 0200
Kentish Council TAS New Bed Road, Railton Installation of a telecommunications tower to enhance the safety of users and provide economic development opportunities associated with the Wild Mersey mountain bike trails project. Contact name: Chris Clark, Email: Chris.clark@kentish.tas.gov.au, Phone: (03) 6491 0200
Albury and Wodonga City Councils VIC North East Victoria and South West NSW Albury and Wodonga City Councils are collaborating with regional councils in the Ovens Murray, Upper Murray and Riverina Murray region to apply to deliver a layered networking approach to provide equal opportunity accessibility for mobile, fixed and IoT networks. The incorporation of IoT is due to its critical nature of data sovereignty in this large agricultural belt and the importance of a layered cost effective solution that provides accessibility at scale. This will aim to be a large scale networking approach and deliver upon multiple regional strategies, including the Two Cities One Community: Smart Communities Strategy and Action Plan, the Ovens Murray Digital Plan and others. Contact name: Imogen Schifferle, Email: ischifferle@alburycity.nsw.gov.au, Phone: 0436 809 942
Dorset Council TAS Cuckoo Mobile phone tower needed for Cuckoo in north east Tasmania. Current mobile black spot area approximately 5.5km south-east of Scottsdale. Benefits to the agricultural and forestry sectors + residences. Contact name: Bridget Waterhouse, Email: Bridget.waterhouse@dorset.tas.gov.au, Phone: (03) 6352 6585
Pivotel Nationwide ecoSphere® by Pivotel is a customised 4G mobile network designed for regional and remote communities and properties, providing cost effective wide area cellular and IoT coverage. The seamless integration between our satellite and terrestrial networks means that remote communities and businesses can now experience the digital world with secure data and telephony services. We are seeking suitable areas or properties and sponsorship from community, industry groups and local government for projects focussed on improving coverage and digital connectivity to regional and remote areas. Contact name: Gary Bhomer, Email: Gary.bhomer@pivotel.com.au, Phone: 0423 009 338.
Third Space Indigenous Corporation WA Fitzroy Crossing Valley Build a mixture of fibre and fixed wireless to connect and/or improve remote Aboriginal communities communications in the Fitzroy Crossing Valley. Currently satellite services only available to all including the township of Fitzroy Crossing. Benefits include closing the digital divide with online services and greater digital participation of Indigenous peoples on country. Contact name: Trent Haerewa, Email: trent.haerewa@thirdspaceic.com, Phone: 0409 205 732.
Wi-Sky QLD QLD Hughenden, North West Queensland Construction of fixed wireless infrastructure that expands on Wi-Sky QLD's existing network at Richmond to offer high speed internet connectivity to remote cattle stations in the Hughenden shire and the township of Stamford. Currently these areas, including the school at Stamford only have access to satellite connectivity which is inadequate to run their businesses and educate their children. Contact name: William Harrington, Email: william@wi-sky.com.au, Phone: 0428 418 531
Wi-Sky QLD QLD Julia Creek, North West Queensland Construction of fixed wireless infrastructure that expands on Wi-Sky QLD's existing network at Richmond to offer high speed internet connectivity to remote cattle stations in the Julia Creek shire and the township of Julia Creek. Currently these areas, including the the town only have access to NBN satellite connectivity which is inadequate to run their businesses and educate their children. This project will provide people in this area with an alternate high speed connectivity option. Contact name: William Harrington, Email: william@wi-sky.com.au, Phone: 0428 418 531
Central Darling Shire Council NSW White Cliffs White Cliffs is in the Far West of NSW, with population of 250. Council would like to deliver a free WIFI coverage network to our community, offering access to all homes, businesses, and facilities within the community. The service must be high speed and unlimited internet access with little or no expense for Council to operate. The service allows stakeholders and the main users to provide and promote education programs and social inclusion, (Advancement via Digital inclusion). Contact name: Greg Hill, Email: Greg.hill@centraldarling.nsw.gov.au, Phone: (08) 8083 8900
Central Darling Shire Council NSW Ivanhoe Ivanhoe is in the Far West of NSW, with population of 200, which 50% are indigenous. Council would like to deliver a free WIFI coverage network to our indigenous community, offering access to all homes, businesses, and facilities within the community. The service must be high speed and unlimited internet access with little or no expense for Council to operate. The service allows stakeholders and the main users to provide and promote education programs and indigenous inclusion, (Advancement via Digital inclusion). Contact name: Greg Hill, Email: Greg.hill@centraldarling.nsw.gov.au, Phone: (08) 8083 8900