Nov 28, 2016 06:04 AM EST

NBN Rollout Updates: Rollout Creates 500 Jobs In Western Australia; Complete List Of Perth Suburbs For 2017

The National Broadband Network in Western Australia has been busy improving its network and the recent development has created job opportunities for the area. An estimated 500 jobs will be created in the next two to three years thanks to the NBN Rollout.

Western Australia is faced with the worst job crisis in 25 years, and the NBN rollout came along just in time to save the day. The National Broadband Network aims to replace phone and internet services that are provided over existing landline networks. This includes copper and HFC networks in the fixed line.

The NBN Rollout is evidently a huge project and will take a long time to complete and they hope to finish the replacements in all suburbs by 2020. According to Yahoo, the NBN Rollout will create 500 jobs in the next two to three years. Moreover, along with the increased job opportunities, a new scholarship program will also be given to NBN workers to improve their skillset. 

NBN is offering a $1000 scholarship for trainee workers during the span of the NBN rollout. An estimated 100 trainees will benefit from this scholarship program. In addition, the rollout also creates new career paths for those in Western Australia, and it isn't temporary. According to the NBN chief Network Operations Officer, JB Rousselot, the jobs created by the NBN rollout will still be available even when the network replacement has been completed in 2020. 

As for the progress of the NBN Rollout, around 340,000 Western Australian households have already been connected and they plan to double the amount in the next year. Community News has revealed the NBN Construction plan for 2017, check to see if your household is in one of these Perth Suburbs.

For the first half of 2017, the Perth Suburbs that will undergo NBN construction include:

Alexander Heights, Ascot, Ashfield, Ballajura, Bassendean, Beechboro, Beldon, Bellevue, Belmont, Bibra Lake, Boya, Caversham, Claremont, Cloverdale, Coogee, Cottesloe, Craigie, Crawley, Daglish, Dalkeith, Darlington, East Perth, Eden Hill, Gooseberry Hill, Greenmount, Greenwood, Guildford, Hamilton Hill, Hazelmere, Heathridge, Helena Valley, High Wycombe, Highgate, Hillarys, Jolimont, Kallaroo, Karrakatta, Kewdale, Kiara, Kingsley, Koongamia, ,Lockridge, Maida Vale, Marangaroo, Midland, Midvale, Mirrabooka, Morley, Mosman Park, Mount Claremont, Mount Lawley, Mullaloo, Munster, Nedlands ,North Coogee ,North Perth ,Northbridge,Ocean Reef, Padbury, Peppermint Grove, Perth, Perth Airport,Redcliffe, Rivervale, Shenton Park, South Guildford, Spearwood, Subiaco, Swan View, Swanbourne, Viveash, West Leederville, West Perth, Woodbridge, and Woodvale.

For the second half of 2017, the Perth Suburbs that will undergo NBN construction include:

Alfred Cove, Ashby, Attadale, Atwell, Aubin Grove, Balga, Banjup, Banksia Grove, Beeliar, Bicton, Booragoon, Burns Beach, Canning Vale, Cardup, Carine, Carramar, Churchlands, Cockburn Central, Currambine, Duncraig, East Fremantle, Ellenbrook, Ferndale, Floreat, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Gosnells, Hammond Park, Henderson, Herdsman, Hocking, Huntingdale, Iluka, Jandabup, Jandakot, Jarrahdale, Jolimont, Joondalup, Kinross, Koondoola, Lynwood, Malaga, Mariginiup, Martin, Melville, Mundijong, Munster, Myaree, Neerabup, Palmyra, Parkwood, Pearsall, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Serpentine, Shelley, Sinagra, Sorrento, Southern River, Success, Tapping, Wandi, Wangara, Wanneroo, Watermans Bay, Wembley, and Willetton.

The NBN rollout is expected to be completed by 2020, although some services may experience interruption during this time of service improvement, a lot of good has come from this project as well. Stay tuned to Jobs & Hire for more updates on the NBN Rollout.

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