High-speed internet access is around the corner for several Heathcote and Costerfield residents after a National Broadband Network tower was hoisted into place in Redburns Lane.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 13, 2014 3:00am
Workers shift cranes in Redburns Lane to lift the National Broadband Network tower that will service Heathcote and Costerfield. Photo: Barbara Sungaila
A Visionstream representative said the tower should have gone up three months ago.
‘‘It normally takes three weeks to finish,’’ he said.
‘‘The problem we’ve had here is the clearing of the tree canopy at the bridge, which needed permits.’’
A single large crane was used to lift three cranes, used to raise the tower, across the bridge on Redburns Lane, near Heathcote-Nagambie Rd.
The bridge has an 18-tonne limit and could not bear their weight.
The four cranes and a team of 10 riggers contrasted with the usual two cranes and three riggers needed to put a tower up.
‘‘But they’re site-specific numbers,’’ the Visionstream representative said.
‘‘And this is a very difficult site.’’
The tower is expected to be working shortly, but exact timings are yet to be confirmed.
Residents will be contacted when the service is operational.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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