Telecommunications infrastructure

New developments

Developers are responsible for providing telecommunications infrastructure in their developments.

To provide this infrastructure, developers need to contract a carrier to install telecommunications infrastructure in their new development. Developers are free to choose which carrier they want to service their development.

For larger developments (100 lots or more) nbn is the infrastructure provider of last resort. This means nbn is obliged to service the development on commercially agreed terms if you apply to nbn.

Telstra is the infrastructure provider of last resort in smaller developments (less than 100 lots) until nbn publicly identifies an area as ‘ready for service’ in its fixed line rollout region.Developers are asked to apply at least 6 months before the required date of service to ensure a connection is ready when residents move in.


nbn: new property developmentsAustralian Government’s telecommunications in new developments policy

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020