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Amendments to LBN Co and Telstra SIP nominated service area declarations

We are seeking your views on proposed instruments to correct the boundaries of two statutory infrastructure provider areas.

Why we want your input

We are seeking your views on whether the Minister should amend two declarations to correct the boundaries of two SIP areas.

How you can voice your opinion

You can provide a submission by 17:00 AEST, Thursday, 12 August 2021.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your comments will help inform the Minister’s decision to vary the two declarations.

The Issue

The Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, is considering amending two declarations to correct the boundaries of two statutory infrastructure provider (SIP) areas.

Under the SIP regime, a carrier that has installed telecommunications network infrastructure in a real estate or building development project under a contract must declare the project area is a 'nominated service area'. This means that the carrier becomes the SIP for the project area and must connect premises and supply wholesale broadband services on reasonable request.

Two such declarations, relating to an LBN Co development in Kogarah, NSW and a Telstra development in Peregian Spring, QLD, contain minor errors in the geographical coordinates for their boundaries.

The Telecommunications Act 1997 provides that the Minister may vary such a declaration made by a carrier. The proposed variation instruments would amend the declarations to ensure the boundaries of the SIP nominated service areas match the boundaries of the networks deployed by these carriers.

While the variations are minor, the Act requires public consultation.

Please note that the variation instruments are administrative and not legislative in nature. They will not be registered on the Federal Register of Legislation. Instead, if signed, they will be published by the ACMA on its SIP register.

Copies of the two variation instruments are provided below. Copies of mapping files showing the current and proposed network boundaries can be provided on request to interested parties.

With regard to the LBN Co variation, the development on Stanley Street will continue to be an LBN Co SIP nominated service area under the name Premiere.

Submissions on the variation instruments and whether they should be made can be provided by 17:00 AEST, Thursday, 12 August 2021 to new.developments@communications.gov.au or by post to:

USG Taskforce
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 594
Canberra ACT 2601

 

Relevant Documentation

Statutory-Infrastructure-Provider-(SIP)-–-Provisional-Nominated-Service-Area-Declaration-(Telstra-Corporation-Limited,-2/11-Kwila-Cres,-Peregian-Springs-QLD-4573)-Variation-2021

Published 29th Jul 2021

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Statutory Infrastructure Provider (SIP) – Provisional Nominated Service Area Declaration (LBN Co Pty Ltd, Kogarah Central, Kogarah NSW 2217) Variation 2021

Published 29th Jul 2021

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29 Jul 2021 09:00 AEST - 12 Aug 2021 17:00 AEST
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