Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke attending a workshop with representatives from the Grenfell community.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke attending a Regional Digital Connectivity Program workshop in Grenfell with members of the community.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today attended a digital connectivity workshop at the Grenfell Visitors Centre.

The workshop was one of a series of consultations being carried out across the state under the NSW Government $400 million Connect Regional NSW Program to better understand the different connectivity issues faced by each community.

Ms Cooke said it is wonderful to have the consultations carried out here in the Cootamundra electorate with workshops being held in Grenfell and Grong Grong.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Grenfell community to voice their concerns about the connectivity issues that we experience here in the bush,” Ms Cooke said.

“The sessions were well attended, with a number of participants discussing how the current internet and mobile service affects not only their day-to-day lives, but also the broader impact it has on the community.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the consultation sessions as this is such an important step in helping bring about better mobile phone and internet services.”

The Connect Regional NSW Program will help to deliver faster internet speeds, better mobile phone coverage and a potential future of 5G connectivity for regional NSW. Furthermore, it will build data hubs and invest in better internet connectivity.

For more information, please visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/snowy-hydro-legacy-fund/regional-digital-connectivity-program/