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.
When teenage sensation Jack Hammond arrived in Tongala with his dairy farming family in January, his name sparked interest in several coaches across the district.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons have secured a vital win over Wangaratta Magpies at JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
On Wednesday, April 22, 11 walkers from Shepparton Adventure Club travelled to Strathmerton then on to Ulupna Island.
Uniformed police are being plucked from the district’s 16-hour stations to work with one-member stations so officers are not patrolling on their own.
A Rochester woman who stole more than $250 worth of money, cigarettes and food from her workplace of four years has been convicted and fined $500, plus court costs.
The final 25 players have been chosen to represent the Goulburn Valley Football League in their quest to regain the number one football ranking in country Victoria.
A 640 000 bird proposal finally gets the green light from Strathbogie Shire Council.
Record cattle prices were recorded at the Finley Saleyards on Friday
People in rural and remote areas are significantly over-represented in the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Barooga will host an information forum on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on Tuesday night.
The Deniliquin Rodeo Arena was in full swing for the recent Deniliquin Classic Barrel Race.
GrainCorp has announced an investment of $50 million to increase oilseed crushing capacity and efficiency at its Numurkah facility in Victoria.
Mark Soyer represented Australia at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.