NBN rollout kicks off in Agnes, no word on Boyne tower

THE ball is rolling to get Agnes Water residents NBN, but Boyne Island and Tannum Sands residents may still have two years to wait.

A meeting will be held at the Agnes Water community centre next month to determine the best location for the connection tower.

But while it's expected that works will start on the tower for residents in the first quarter of 2016, there is still no word on when a tower will be built in Boyne Island.

NBN corporate affairs manager for Queensland Kylie Lindsay said a tower would not be built in Tannum Sands for the next 18 months.

"The plan is updated every three months. We're going to release a three-year plan before the end of the year.

"But there will not be a tower constructed within the next 18 months in that area," she said.

Approximately 600 premises in the Agnes Water region will be connected to the network.

They will be connected with a fixed wireless set up.

Residents can have their say on the proposed location of the tower at the information evening.

The community information evening will be held on Tuesday, September 8 at the Agnes Water Community Centre at 71 Springs Rd.

It will be from 3 - 6pm.

The rollout

Calliope:

Location: Elizabeth Peak, River Ranch,

Construction start: Q4 2015

Gladstone:

Miriam Vale, Bororen, Turkey Beach, Iveragh, Mount Maurice, Burua, Beecher, West Gladstone, Mount Larcom, Benaraby

Agnes Water:

Agnes Water West, Agnes Water South

Construction start: H1-2016