A community consultation meeting to be held in Narrabri on Tuesday 24 July will pave the way for better telecommunication services in rural, regional and remote areas.
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) is convened every three years to examine regional telecommunication services in Australia, and has been travelling to regional and remote Australia for consultation throughout June and July 2018.
Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, has called for local residents to participate.
“This is a great opportunity for residents in the Narrabri area to have their say on how they use telecommunication services and the issues that affect them,” Mr Coulton said.
“Improved connectivity and access to 21st century communications can bring huge benefits to families, communities and businesses in our regions.
“The review will look at ways we can maximise the economic and social advantages that next-generation telecommunication services can provide. I encourage anyone interested in having their say to attend the consultation.”
The Committee consists of six members: Mr Sean Edwards (Chair), Ms Wendy Duncan, Ms Johanna Plante, Ms Robbie Sefton, Ms Kylie Stretton and Mr Paul Weller. The Committee brings a wealth of experience in the telecommunications sector and a strong understanding of regional and remote Australia.
The Committee is expected to report to government by the end of September 2018.
The Public Consultation schedule can be found at rtirc.gov.au/consultation.html.
RTRIC Community Consultation
Time: 12pm -1:30pm
Date: 24 July 2018
Venue: Crossing Theatre, 117 Tibbereena St, Narrabri NSW
Media Contact: Anna Tickle – 0400 050 729