Poor connectivity is impacting agricultural, rural and remote businesses in the Central Highlands and Isaac regions and significantly limiting their ability to implement and utilise technology for increased productivity and profitability. The proposed Connectivity Hub will provide a facility for those operating businesses in rural and remote areas to access high speed internet and a work space when they travel into Emerald.

Utilising the Hub’s facilities will enable businesses to update apps electronic devices, research new technology, maintain and enhance systems and processes, download programs like Google Earth which can then be used to map their properties, read and respond to emails and design or update their business websites.

The Hub will provide a modern facility for video conferencing, business and other collaboration meetings. This will allow businesses to access services that are not currently available to them.


The overall aim of the Connectivity Hub is to give those who do not have adequate access to technology and internet to the opportune to connect and grow their business.

CHRRUP engages with many landholders who have either no internet connection, very limited data and/or poor internet reception. Connectivity issues are significantly impacting primary producers, their families and their businesses. The Hub will provide business owners who, despite their hard work, are being held back by limited connectivity.

The Hub was launched in September 2018 and was well attended by the business community. For more information on this project, please contact:
CHRRUP on 4982 2996 or visit www.chrrup.org.au


Posted on

21 March 2019