Greater Sydney Basin Network

Short Project Description:


This project has provided Research and Educational Institutions in the Greater Sydney area with a high capacity optical fibre network.  The network consists of three sets of interconnected network links:

  • Inner Sydney Ring;
  • Middle Sydney Ring; and
  • Penrith Loop



Construction of six thick fibre optic cable links (approx. 62km funded by NRN).

 Total Cost:


$12.5 million

 NRN Project EIF Contribution:


$6 million



$6.5 million (University of NSW; University of Sydney; University of Technology Sydney; Macquarie University; University of Western Sydney; Australian Film, Television and Radio; Australian Catholic University; AARNet; and NAUDIT)



New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Directors of Information Technology (NAUDIT) representing the University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of Western Sydney, Australian Catholic University and AARNet Pty Ltd



AARNet Pty Ltd