Centre is plugged in for free Wi-Fi use
BLACKTOWN Council has been given Mt Druitt town centre a 21st-century boost with the installation of three free Wi-Fi nodes.
Council has an agreement with Telstra to provide free Wi-Fi access in the centre of Blacktown and Mt Druitt to give people access to online services and worldwide communication.
Currently, the nodes allow access for 50 people at one time and are free to use for half-an-hour each day.
“In yet another first for Blacktown City Council, we are the first local council in NSW to provide free Wi-Fi in partnership with Telstra and the second to do so in Australia,” Mayor Stephen Bali said.
“It’s all part of our plan to make our city centres vibrant and attractive.”
Stage one was formally launched last week by Cr Bali, Cr Russ Dickens, members of Council’s CBD activation committee and Telstra’s area general manager Tricia Wilson.
The system has been rolled out over the last month and each node is currently attracting around 100 users a day.
This release is the first stage of connections.
When the roll out is finished there will be 20 free connection points in each town centre.
Mayor Stephen Bali.