Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan says Indi has had a big win with the announcement of a public NBN hearing in Wodonga next week.
“Melbourne and Indi are the only stops in Victoria for the Joint Standing Committee for the National Broadband Network as it holds its public hearings,” Ms McGowan said.
The Committee will hold a public hearing from 9am-4pm on Thursday 20 April at The Cube, 118 Hovell St Wodonga. Submissions to the Committee’s inquiry into the rollout have closed.
“More than 45 people in Indi have indicated they’ve sent in submissions. They covered a huge range of issues including transition to NBN phone services, inadequate data with the satellite and delays in implementation,” Ms McGowan said.
“There is also a lot of excitement in the community about the potential the NBN has for telehealth, community services and agribusiness.
“The problems need to be sorted out in the early stages so that the NBN can be part of regional Australia’s success.”
“I appreciate the value of my role as a founding member of the Committee and a strong independent rural voice.”