The University of Ballarat’s Centre for eCommerce and Communications (CeCC) and Lateral Plains were engaged by the Central Highlands Mayors and CEOs Forum to coordinate the Central Highlands ICT Study.
The study builds upon and is integrated with the Ballarat ICT 2030 and the Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy.
The objectives of the study included:
Mapping current ICT adoption levels and service satisfaction
Identifying areas of pent up demand for ICT services
In the light of the study findings, examining the consequences for the Central Highlands region and the state of Victoria
Recommending actions to overcome the issues and identifying areas of opportunity for residents and businesses that can be addressed.
The study was completed in the period between March and November 2010.