The NSW Government has committed more than $400 million over four years to bring a faster and more reliable digital network to rural and regional New South Wales. The Regional Digital Connectivity Program (RDCP) was set up to deliver families and businesses in regional NSW better access to mobile, internet and digital services, aiming to address the divide between metropolitan centres and regional NSW. The program is investing in infrastructure, emerging technologies, and services to aid in this, as well as technology to increase productivity for farms and agribusinesses. Some of this funding is delivered through tenders to telecommunications providers and some of the funding is distributed through a grants program.
This audit may focus on how effectively the Department of Regional NSW is administering the RDCP.