CTC@NSW was a $16.45 million State/Commonwealth initiative and was part of the NSW Government’s commitment to assist regional communities develop sustainable information technology facilities and services.
CTCs and Telecentres are technology resource sites for local businesses, students, community organisations, individuals and groups. They help communities get online as they move into the 21st century. CTCs give people in rural communities:
- Access to the latest information technologies like the Internet, email, and videoconferencing;
- Access to online government and non-government services;
- Access to online education and training courses; and
- IT enabled facilities that provide the capacity to support development of new businesses, provide IT services to businesses and individuals, develop programs that contribute to the social and cultural development of rural communities, as well as other innovative programs that would not otherwise be able to be implemented without IT support.
The Centres target areas that need them most, small communities with less than 3000 people.