Government loan secures NBN rollout
Coalition, the NBN is on schedule, ahead of its revenue forecasts and has met
or exceeded its key rollout targets across two financial years.
Government’s equity contribution of $29.5 billion to NBN Co (nbn) is expected
to be fully utilised in the current financial year.
Corporate Plan assumes it will source private debt funding for the remaining
$19.5 billion needed to complete the rollout.
To help ensure
that nbn can fully focus on the remaining rollout as it significantly ramps up,
the Government has decided to provide the remaining funding required to
complete that rollout through a Government loan to NBN Co Ltd on commercial
of a future privatisation of nbn as provided for in the NBN Companies Act 2011,
it is expected that this loan will be re-financed by nbn on external markets in
loan on commercial terms represents the most cost effective way to raise the debt and secure funding to
complete the rollout of this important national infrastructure project.
recently obtained strong indicative credit ratings from credit agencies, which
shows that nbn’s business case is strong.
indicative ratings were improved from 2017 Corporate Plan assumptions.
commercial loan terms will be set in line with the credit ratings achieved by