NSW Critical Communications Enhancement Program update

Monday, 11 May, 2020

NSW Critical Communications Enhancement Program update

The rollout of the NSW Government’s Critical Communications Enhancement Program (CCEP), which aims to build a robust public safety communications network for NSW emergency services organisations, is continuing.

As of the end of April 2020:

  • 50 sites had been completed and operationally accepted into the network (an increase of two sites since March).
  • 92 sites are construction complete (an increase of five since March).
  • 113 sites have commenced construction (an increase of eight since March).
  • 214 sites are designed and ready for construction (an increase of nine since March).

The NSW Telco Authority has continued to roll out the CCEP during the COVID-19 outbreak and is ensuring that its vendors and their smaller, local subcontractors are continuing their work within communities, many of which are still recovering from bushfire impacts.

The Authority has also completed inspections of bushfire damaged sites:

  • 37 sites have had inspections completed.
  • 11 sites were confirmed to have been damaged due to bushfires.
  • 1 site in the Clarence Valley remains inaccessible.

The Authority said that repairs or reconstruction of these sites will be completed ahead of the 2020–21 bushfire season.

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