THE NBN network is scheduled to replace existing landline and internet services for almost 79,000 homes and businesses between September and December.
Below is a list of suburbs due to come online between September and December:
Central (9000 premises)
Mount Claremont, Swanbourne, Claremont, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park, Darch, Landsdale
North West (3300 premises)
Merriwa, Quinns Rocks, Clarkson, Mindarie, Kingsley, Wangara, Woodvale
Cooloongup, Safety Bay, Rockingham, Cooloongup, Hillman, Rockingham, East Rockingham, Golden Bay, Secret Harbour, Kardinya, O’Connor, Coolbellup, North Lake, Samson, Anketell, Bertram, Casuarina, Orelia, Parmelia, The Spectacles, Leda, Wellard, Willagee, Applecross, Mount Pleasant, Applecross, Ardross, Booragoon
South East (11,300 premises)
Armadale, Forrestdale, Haynes, Seville Grove, Kelmscott, Brookdale, Byford, Darling Downs, Hilbert, Mount Richon, Wungong, Camillo, Champion Lakes, Kelmscott, Como, Manning, Salter Point, South Perth, Victoria Park, Carlisle, Kewdale, Welshpool, Burswood, Rivervale, Burswood, East Victoria Park, Victoria Park
Peel (8700 premises)
Falcon, Wannanup, Erskine, Falcon, Halls, Head Dawesville, Wannanup, Barragup, Coodanup, Furnissdale, Greenfields, Dudley Park, Greenfields, Mandura, Fairbridge, Pinjarra
Wheatbelt (5600 premises)
Hillside, Narrogin, Lancelin, Ledge Point, Northam, Wagin, Wongan Hills
Unmonitored medical alarm offer
The news coincides with NBN’s decision to offer support to residents in Western Australia to upgrade unmonitored medical alarms at a reduced cost.
As part of a nationwide upgrade of Australian telecommunications, services over the NBN access network are scheduled to progressively replace most existing fixed-line phone and internet services.
This means people may need to upgrade their unmonitored medical alarm so it continues to be able to dial out in the event of a power outage.
An unmonitored medical alarm calls a family member, friend, neighbour or 000 when triggered.
Under the ‘Unmonitored Medical Alarm Upgrade Offer’, eligible local residents can obtain an upgraded medical alarm at a discounted price of up to of 80 per cent off the normal price – to a maximum of $300 off, from participating alarm suppliers.
As a first step, owners (or carers on their behalf) should make sure their unmonitored medical alarms are registered in NBN Co’s Medical Alarm Register.
To check if you, your family member or friend is eligible for the ‘Unmonitored Medical Alarm Upgrade Offer’, or to find out more about the offer, please visit nbn.com.au/upgradeoffer or call 1800 003 095.