Shadow Minister of Communications to visit Bendigo in light of damaging NBN report

Lisa Chesters MP has invited the Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland MP to Bendigo to see firsthand the implications of the failed National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout across the electorate.

“Following on from the damaging results of the Bendigo Electorate NBN report released this week Michelle Rowland MP has made Bendigo a priority to visit and hear firsthand how the rollout has affected households and local businesses.

“The findings throughout the report reveal the overwhelming dissatisfaction and frustration Central Victorians and local businesses have faced since the election of the Liberal Government.

“We will also be conducting a visit of Industrial Conveying Australia who is a victim of the failed NBN rollout, subsequently putting at risk their ability to continue their business here in Bendigo in the medium to long term.

“Three out of four people who responded to the survey said that they had experienced inferior internet connectivity, speed or reliability issues. This is unacceptable and needs to be urgently addressed,’ said Ms Chesters.

Ms Chesters will also co-host a NBN Crisis Meeting with the Shadow Minister at Bendigo Trades Hall, 34 View St on Tuesday 20 March at 6pm.

“I encourage residents and businesses to come along to the Crisis Meeting on Tuesday 20 March and share their concerns with Michelle Rowland. This is an opportunity to show the Shadow Minister how the Liberal Government’s handling of the NBN roll out has affected local industry and our community.

“Michelle and I are ready to listen and work with Central Victorian households, businesses and industry to help end the region’s NBN and telecommunications crisis.

“It’s also a chance to hear from Michelle about how the next election will shape the future of the NBN in the Bendigo electorate,” said Ms Chesters.

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at or phone the office on (03) 5443 9055.