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Telecommunications in new developments is under review


Wednesday, 4 December 2019

In light of recent and upcoming changes in the provision of telecommunications in new developments, the Commonwealth Department of Communications and the Arts (the Department) is undertaking a review of the Telecommunications in New Developments (TIND) Policy, which came into effect in March 2015. 

The 2015 TIND Policy provides a framework for the provision of telecommunications infrastructure in new developments and promotes competition between providers in the supply of such infrastructure. 

The Department is seeking feedback on the 2015 TIND Policy and has released a discussion paper Review of the 2015 TIND Policy, for comment which summarises: 

  • the main elements of the 2015 TIND Policy (section 2) 
  • the reasons for the current review (section 3) 
  • elements of the TIND policy proposed to continue (section 4), and 
  • key issues that have been identified for further examination (section 5). 

The Department is aiming to complete the review of the 2015 TIND Policy and make any necessary changes before 1 July 2020. 

Making a submission

The LGAQ is currently reviewing the discussion paper and welcomes member feedback. If you have comments regarding any aspects of the TIND Policy review, please email these through to Crystal Baker, Lead – Planning and Development by COB Friday 10 January 2020.  

The closing date for submissions to the Department is COB Friday 17 January 2020.  

Councils wishing to make their own submissions can do so by forwarding comments directly to the Department via:  

New Development 
Department of Communications and the Arts 
GPO Box 2154 
Canberra ACT 2601. 

Please note: the Department intends to publish all submissions (excluding any information agreed to be treated as confidential information) on its website. 

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