High Speed Broadband Connect project: Heidelberg West Industrial Estate
– bringing affordable and faster high speed broadband to your business
About the project
A new Banyule City Council project aims to help Heidelberg West Industrial Estate businesses to access affordable high speed broadband by connecting to fibre optic cabling direct to the premises.
The project is in response to concerns expressed in a recent Banyule City Council survey, which found that local businesses are disadvantaged by slow and unreliable internet and the prohibitive individual cost of installing high speed broadband.
The aim of this project is to see if there are enough businesses interested in banding together to attract a carrier who will construct fibre-to-the-premises infrastructure to each business. It is widely agreed that this is the fastest, most future-proof technology available today.
Benefits of high speed broadband to your business;
Significantly faster upload and download speeds
Live chat and video calls
How the project will work
Fill in a short no-obligation survey: this will let us know that you're interested and inform us about your current and future broadband needs, so that we can source an appropriate carrier.
The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes. Complete online survey.
Council will also be visiting businesses and conducting some surveys in person.
Speak to the Project Officer (Hayley - see details below) and confirm interest: Council needs 100 businesses/property owners to sign up to make the project viable. If we get sufficient response from businesses we will move to Stages 3, 4 and 5 of the project.
Council goes to competitive tender: to find a provider that meets all requirements.
Businesses/property owners pay set-up fees: approximately $600 - $700 per premises and sign the service provision contract with the selected telecommunications provider who is servicing the area (details to be provided at a later date).
Construction of the network begins: anticipated to start in late 2017.
To participate in this program, businesses/property owners must be based at the Heidelberg West Industrial Estate. Residential premises are ineligible to receive the service.
For more information or to register your interest contact:
Economic Development Project Officer
T: 9457 9813
(Mondays and Fridays only: 9am – 4.00pm)
Supporting and Developing a Vibrant Precinct
The Heidelberg West industrial estate is located on the western side of the City of Banyule, just south of the La Trobe University within the Olympia Ward. The estate is home to approximately 600 businesses, supporting a large workforce and providing a number of jobs for local residents.
During March 2016, Council’s Economic Development Unit surveyed businesses in the Heidelberg West industrial estate to understand businesses priorities, issues and constraints. This piece of work has been vital in informing the VPA (Victorian Planning Authority), who guides the growth in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The Heidelberg West industrial estate is located in the La Trobe National Employment Cluster (NEC), one of the six NECs as identified by the Victorian Government’s Plan Melbourne document. During 2016, the VPA consulted with the community living and working within the La Trobe NEC to test preliminary ideas and help formulate lands use, development and infrastructure planning for the area.
Throughout 2017, the VPA and Council will work together to develop a framework to guide long term future development and identify crucial transport and community infrastructure required to support the evolution of the Heidelberg West industrial estate into a modern business environment.
At various stages in 2017 Council will be contacting businesses in the Heidelberg West industrial estate to provide more information and gather feedback. Subscribe to our email list at www.banyulebusiness.com.au to receive regular updates.
- Final Report - Heidelberg West Business Monitor - 2016
- 2016 Business Monitor Summary Heidelberg West Industrial Estate
- La-Trobe National Employment Cluster Brochure
- Graffiti - Adopt YOUR Space - Who Do You Call - 2016
- Banyule City Council – Business Guide (Available from January 2017)
- Victorian Planning Authority, La Trobe National Employment Cluster
- Banyule City Council, Traffic List of Frequently Asked Questions
- Victoria Police, Business Security Advice
All respondents to the business survey received by the 26 April 2016 went into a draw to win one of three prizes. Congratulations to Darren Levy from Partos Plus for winning the Ipad Mini valued at $345, Brian Hardie from Kooinda Brewery for winning the $150 Office Works voucher and Ken Colvin from Ken Colvin Pty Ltd for winning a complimentary table of 10 to attend the Daniel Flynn breakfast presentation valued at $450.