Motorists are urged to follow traffic control signs in Hunters Hill as footpaths and roads in the historic municipality are being temporarily closed due to work of National Broadband Network cable laying.
Major works are being done in Alexandra Street and adjoining roads this month with trucks and crews commencing digs to lay the first cables this week.
“You will see crews on the ground, checking pits and pipes, laying the fibre backbone to the network and installing node cabinets throughout the municipality, with residents able to make the switch from September this year,” Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett said.
“The construction of the NBN network in Hunter’s Hill is great news for the local community who will soon be able to access high speed internet through the new network.
“It will help local businesses maximise their potential and allow residents to work from home to achieve a greater work life balance.”
An NBN spokesperson apologised for any delays caused.
“Due to the civil works required in the construction of the NBN network, residents may experience some disruptions.”
“We apologise for any inconvenience experienced while this important work is carried out.
“For general project enquiries, please contact our customer service team on 1800 OUR NBN (1800 687 626).”
For Council related matters phone 9879 9400.
A study commissioned by NBN shows Australians are expected to spend an extra 22 days on their home internet this year than in 2014, with people connected to the NBN TM network rating internet access significantly more important to achieving their occupational goals with efficiency and productivity improvements.
Cable work in Alexandra Street Hunters Hill may cause traffic delays and motorists are urged to follow traffic control signs. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO