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Armstrong Creek - Geelong's Chattanooga

17/11/2011

The Warralily Estate at Armstrong Creek continues to progress towards its vision of being the master planned, sustainability focussed suburb of the future; but some of the real story is being hidden under the ground.

Armstrong Creek - Geelong's Chattanooga

The Warralily Estate at Armstrong Creek continues to progress towards its vision of being the master planned, sustainability focussed suburb of the future; but some of the real story is being hidden under the ground.

Residents at Warralily will be amongst the first in the Geelong region to gain access to the lifestyle benefits of the underground high speed broadband network that is set to change the way they live according to a US expert visiting Geelong for the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) conference last week.

City of Greater Geelong councillors and attendees at the regional growth conference heard how one US city turned its economy and its city around using high speed internet technology. Mark Keil, the award winning Chief Information Officer of the City of Chattanooga, told conference attendees how the introduction of high speed broadband services into his city changed things overnight.

Mr Keil, whose city was recently voted in the top 7 smartest cities in the world, said his most important advice for the introduction of broad band was “Get Ready,” meaning to start thinking about the possibilities of high speed broadband before it is available so you can start taking advantage of it as soon as it is rolled out.

“We had one network of 60 doctors and radiologists who were ready to go as soon as the network was switched on and it changed the way they worked overnight.”

But the greatest benefit was for residents who could run their businesses from home. “High speed broadband meant that we had people, some of them multi-millionaires, who could run three or even four businesses from home. It gives you the freedom to live where you want to live and work where you want to work.”

Warralily residents will be able to tap into these benefits earlier than most, as the Warralily Estate will already have optical fibre laid throughout the developments, so their home based businesses can run more efficiently, residents will be able to communicate faster and their children will be able to learn in ways their parents never dreamed of. Residents will also have a whole new range of entertainment options thanks to the optic fibre networks being installed across the Warralily developments.

Warralily General Manager for Development Mark Whinfield said that while it might be too early to start comparing Chattanooga to Armstrong Creek, Warralily will be ahead of the pack in providing the high speed broadband infrastructure that had seen Chattanooga win a range of awards.

“Warralily will be the first to welcome new residents into Armstrong Creek and we will be future ready with high speed broadband infrastructure. Our residents will also be amongst the first to experience an exclusive intranet that will distribute information within their community which I have no doubt will change the way this community will interact and develop.”

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“The optic fibre infrastructure that we are installing in our streets now is part of the National Broadband Network which is being rolled out by Federal Government, Warralily will be ready to go and our residents will be streets ahead in terms of their access to tomorrow’s information services,” concluded Mr Whinfield. In addition to fibre the residents will also be future proofed with recycled water to every property.