Telstra is much more than Australia’s largest telco - at the local level it is very much part of the community.
Tony Burke owns The Telstra Shop at the Karingal Hub shopping centre, where it has served the community for 10 years, and Frankston’s Telstra Business Centre, which opened in 2010. For him, community involvement is as important as the exceptional customer service he and his teams provide. Even most of his employees are local.
“Over the past 10 years we have provided more than $100,000 in supporting local associations in their various causes. We currently sponsor local football, cricket, hockey and basketball teams. In 2014 we were the major sponsor of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. Many of my employees play for teams in these competitions. They are active in the local community, which is one of the key attributes we look for in our employees.
“We currently also sponsor the Frankston Waterfront Festival, the Frankston Christmas Festival of Lights and the Pets Day Out. We are also the major sponsor of the Frankston Business Network, whose offices are located within our offices in Thompson St.”
The current hot topic in the Frankston-Langwarrin area is the NBN, Tony says. “NBN is tricky because it is owned by the government, sold by resellers (in our case, Telstra) and installed by a combination of both. There is confusion around NBN; around pricing and plans, around whether it is delivered to the house or the ‘node’, when it has to be connected by (and why) and when the old copper services will be disconnected. We can help with resolving this confusion.”
Tony and his staff can tailor solutions for homes and businesses that best meet their specific requirements. Visit The Telstra Shop at Karingal Hub (Cranbourne Rd entrance) or the Telstra Business Centre at 9 Thompson St, Frankston.
TELSTRA BUSINESS CENTRE, FRANKSTON
A: 9 Thompson St, Frankston
T: 9770 5165
THE TELSTRA SHOP
A: Karingal Hub shopping centre, 330 Cranbourne Rd, Karingal 3199
T: 9789 3999