Bins and broadband—a letter to Moreton Bay Regional Council

11 pm? Time to email the Moreton Bay Shire Council!


Last July I was in Ayr and they had just introduced a new rubbish collection service. They had three bins:

  1. yellow lid, recycling (pretty much what we have)
  2. red lid, waste (everything we’d through in the regular wheelie bin)
  3. green lid, garden clippings

I thought it was a good idea and have been hoping something similar would be introduced here … have council any plans in regard to this?

Also, who is fixing our broadband? The infrastructure is terribly behind the times in Upper Caboolture. We only managed to connect ADSL last year and it it can only reach speeds around 0.5 Mbps. This is only a third of the possible speed of ADSL1, nowhere near the potential of ADSL2 or ADSL2+, and 200 times slower than the proposed 100 Mbps of the NBN.

It’s nice to hear Tassie and some regional places in Qld are getting NBN, but WHAT ABOUT US!!!?

thanks 🙂

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Ben Boyle

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One thought on “Bins and broadband—a letter to Moreton Bay Regional Council”

  1. Agree about the green waste bin.

    As for broadband, that isn’t a local government issue at all – NBNCo is a company owned by the federal government. Whilst Brisbane City Council is doing some kind of sewer-laid broadband rollout, it was certainly not expected, and don’t expect Moreton Bay Regional Council to do anything similar (I’m not really sure why Brisbane is). They can write a stern letter to the communications minister, but it won’t achieve much.

    And as for the focus on a regional rollout of the NBN? That’s thanks to the mess of the current formation of parliament after the last federal election.

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