Delivering for Ballarat

Faster broadband

Improved broadband and mobile phone connections are so important to regional economies.


The Morrison Government’ Mobile Phone Blackspot Program has supported new or upgraded mobile towers at:

  • Blackwood
  • Glenlyon
  • Leonards Hill
  • Bullarto
  • Eganstown
  • Denver


  • Ballarat is amongst the regional cities receiving a high-speed Business Fibre Zone under the NBN’s $700 million Business Fibre Initiative which deliver broadband speeds of upto 1 Gigabite
  • Supporting regional centres with the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program which will deliver local telecommunications infrastructure to improve access to businesses, telehealth, remote education and retail internet and phone services


The Morrison Government is supporting senior Australians connect to broadband to combat social isolation during COVID-19 including members or residents of:

  • Bellbrook Gardens Country Club;
  • Ballarat North Neighbourhood House;
  • Haddon Community Learning Centre;
  • Wendouree Library;
  • Rosebank Country Club;
  • Melba Vale Country Club; and
  • Meadow Gardens
Media Releases

Improving digital connectivity in regional Victoria

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS, CYBER SAFETY AND THE ARTS PAUL FLETCHER & MINISTER FOR REGIONAL HEALTH, REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MARK COULTON Applications for the Australian Government’s $53 million Regional Connectivity Program are now open. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon

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Media Releases

Supporting isolated senior Australians to stay connected

The Morrison Government is supporting senior Australians through two new initiatives to prevent loneliness and social isolation under a $6 million communications package.   The following organisations across my patron seats will receive funding under the Be Connected program to provide digital devices to older residents in regional Victoria:  

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