Albion Park, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Lake Illawarra, Warilla and Oak Flats are home to some of the 900,000 new premises to be eligible for Fibre-To-The-Premises internet (FTTP).
Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones welcomed NBN Co's announcement of fibre upgrades for suburbs in the Illawarra, but was critical of earlier rollouts that excluded the area.
He has called on NBN Co to include the Southern Highlands in the FTTP scheme.
"To date NBN Co have made three announcements (October 2020, February 2021 and May 2021) regarding the locations that will be covered under the scheme," Mr Jones said.
"According to NBN Co's own statistics these three announcements combined will cover 1.1 million premises.
"In the first two announcements there was not a single location from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands regions. While I welcome NBN Co's decision to include a number of Illawarra locations in the third announcement, it is quite worrying to see that not a single Southern Highlands location has been selected to be covered by this scheme."
Mr Jones said the criteria NBN Co uses to decide which suburbs will get access to FTTP is unclear.
"My office has repeatedly asked if NBN Co can provide details on the criteria used to determine these locations," he said.
"Each time NBN Co have advised that they are unable to provide these details.
"The Southern Highlands is a growing region, and its residents deserve a reliable and fast connection."
Mr Jones said the Illawarra region was "divided" by the NBN rollout.
"Labor's original plan for the NBN was to deliver fibre to every household in the Illawarra," he said.
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