What we are doing in Bluff, Duaringa and Dingo

The Australian Government’s Regional Connectivity Program has provided funding for our team to connect high-capacity broadband to the towns of Bluff, Duaringa, Dingo and their surrounding areas.

We applied for this funding with the full support of the Central Highlands Regional Council.

What does that mean for these towns?

For the first time, residents in these towns will have a reliable, high-capacity Internet connection. They will finally be able to:

  • Easily access the Internet and online learning for their kids
  • Connect all students, at once, from the classrooms in their schools
  • Have telehealth appointments with specialists from other towns and cities
  • Startup their own online businesses and connect with others from all around the world
  • Connect to streaming entertainment services

When will this work be finished?

As of the end of March 2022, our partners have already finished laying fibre in both Bluff and Dingo. We are working with local Queensland businesses, Dantel Communications in Bluff and Channel Wireless and Haytel in Dingo.

In April 2022, we will commence stringing aerial fibre (along the power lines) in Duaringa.

Then we start our tower builds in Bluff and Duaringa, as well as installing telecommunications equipment on the silos in Dingo.

What are the tower builds in Bluff and Duaringa?

To connect to QCN Fibre’s network, we are working with Channel Wireless to build the ‘last mile’ connection to homes, community facilities and businesses in these towns

This means that we will have to construct a standard-sized monopole tower to provide wireless access. QCN Fibre and Principal Contractor Channel Wireless has submitted a Development Application pending approval for the tower build in Bluff.

All equipment used is compliant with Australian safety standards and codes and is the same kind of infrastructure and equipment that is used all over Queensland.

Additional Information

Please visit eme.gov.au for more information about 5G and electromagnetic energy, provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC).

Additional resources can be accessed via the links below.