Government issues new telecommunication capped charges policy in new developments

The Australian Government has released its new Telecommunication in New Developments (TIND) policy, which outlines developers’ and nbn’s responsibilities to deliver telecommunications infrastructure to new developments in Australia. The policy came into effect on September 1.

The key change in this policy centres around developer contribution charges. The new policy sets nbn capped charge amounts, with the flexibility to charge below these amounts as part of a commercial arrangement.

The new policy also outlines nbn’s responsibility to provide access to broadband services in new developments if a developer is unable to find another carrier. It’s important to note however, that the carrier you choose will be the carrier you have for the life of the project.

Revisions have been made to make the TIND policy shorter and clearer as well as provide better outcomes for the development industry.

To find out more or review the new TIND policy go to the website.

Any views that you have on this can be provided to Policy Manager, Martin Zaltron via email or on (07) 3229 1589.

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