Amending the Telecommunication (Fibre-ready Facilities—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects) Instrument 2021 (the Instrument) to sunset on 1 January 2024

The Government is seeking feedback about amending this Instrument to expire in three years.

Why we want your input

To identify any issues that the Government should consider.

How you can voice your opinion

Submissions should be provided by email to by 11.45pm Monday 21 June 2021.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your feedback will be used to help determine whether to make or amend the proposed Instrument.

The Issue

The Telecommunications (Fibre-ready Facilities—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects) Instrument 2021 provides for developers to be exempt from the statutory requirement to install pit and pipe if their developments are in rural or remote areas and meet criteria specified in the instrument. The Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation has requested that the instrument be amended to sunset three years from commencement (i.e., 1 January 2024).

The Committee recommended that the Original Instrument sunset three years after commencement and consideration be given to including the exemptions contained in the Original Instrument in the Act.  The Amendment Instrument implements the Committee's recommendation.

The attached draft Instrument and explanatory statement have been prepared in response to the Committee's request. The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is seeking submissions from interested parties. Submissions should be provided by email to by COB 11.45pm Monday 21 June 2021.


Relevant Documentation

Draft Explanatory Statement

Published 7th Jun 2021

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Telecommunications (Fibre-ready Facilities—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects) Amendment Instrument 2021

Published 7th Jun 2021

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07 Jun 2021 09:00 AEST
21 Jun 2021 23:45 AEST

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