Connectivity Investment Principles
The NSW Connectivity Strategy seeks to support NSW Government departments and agencies, federal government and industry partners to work together to identify potential opportunities for collaboration and optimised investment, to ensure the best possible connectivity outcomes for NSW. This is being brought to life through Connectivity Investment Principles that have been developed to shape the delivery of such opportunities:
- Aligns with NSW Connectivity Strategy – connectivity improvements that enable higher quality of life across the state, modern digital government, growth of new industries, jobs and investment attraction, and deliver the Six Cities vision.
- Place-based approach – prioritisation of statewide connectivity opportunities with a focus on peri-urban and regional communities and transport corridors, based on their safety, social and economic needs.
- Delivery of innovative solutions through co-investments and partnerships – proactively seeks co-investments and partnerships with the Commonwealth Government, telecommunications carriers, infrastructure investors and research organisations to deliver innovative, shared infrastructure solutions including active sharing, neutral host models and emerging connectivity technologies.
- Digital equity – focuses on providing coverage, choice, affordability and metro equivalent connectivity where not addressed by the Commonwealth and the telecommunications sector’s existing and planned digital connectivity investments.
- Government leverage – Leverages existing government infrastructure programs, assets and investments to reduce time and cost and facilitate greater investment.
- Value for money – Government investments represent good value for money and enhance value for money invested to maximise outcomes for NSW.