Connecting Regional Communities Program

About the program

The Connecting Regional Communities Program (CRCP) aims to address multiple digital issues in regional Victoria such as mobile black spots, but is also intended to lay the grounds for future work, digital agriculture, free public WiFi, and enhanced broadband projects and policy development.

Infrastructure trials funded under this program are designed to inform the development of a Victoria-wide digital policy.

Regional communities involvement

Famer inspecting his sheepAll nine of the Regional Partnerships have identified digital inclusion and improvements as important for social and economic development and that they have different needs and priorities.

CRCP has been designed to help develop, test and implement a range fit for purpose digital solutions taking into account regional differences.

The Victorian Government will work with the community, Regional Partnerships, local governments, the Commonwealth Government and commercial providers to meet regional Victorians diverse digital needs.

A place-based approach to improving digital connectivity will address disparities of access and affordability between regional and rural Victoria.

For more information, contact rdv@rdv.vic.gov.au

Fixing the digital divide

Tomatoe farmer in his crops talking on a mobile phoneFixing the digital divide takes a closer look at how the Victorian Government's investments to improve digital connectivity in regional Victoria are taking shape.

Regional initiatives such as reducing mobile black spots, improving mobile coverage on V/Line commuter services, providing free public wi-fi and piloting new high-quality broadband business networks is making it easier to do business, access information, use educational tools, and interact via social media.

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Page last updated: 18 October 2018