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Telecommunications in New Developments Policy


To help raise awareness of the requirements for pit and pipe installations, particularly amongst smaller developers and owner-builders.

If you are a developer or owner-builder, there are important Commonwealth telecommunications rules you need to comply with:

  • You are responsible for providing telecommunications infrastructure in your developments.
  • Providing modern telecommunications in your developments may help make them more attractive to potential buyers. Most buyers will expect modern broadband and phone access.
  • You can choose any carrier you want to service your development.
  • If you don't wish to choose another carrier, NBN Co is the default statutory infrastructure provider (SIP) for Australia.
  • Carriers, including NBN Co, can charge for providing infrastructure in new developments.
  • Under Commonwealth law, developers are generally required to provide fibre-ready pit and pipe in their developments at their expense. 

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