"Gold Coast City Council"
From: IVES David [mailto:DIVES@goldcoast.qld.gov.au] Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2011 5:17 PM To: LIFD Cc: SCOTT Darren; DIXON Diane Subject: Response to: Proposed regulatory changes to facilitate the rollout of next-generation broadband infrastructure - from Gold Coast City Council Manager, Carrier Powers and Immunities NBN Implementation Division Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Proposed regulatory changes to facilitate the rollout of next-generation broadband infrastructure. The response to the proposed changes from the Gold Coast City Council is below: The Gold Coast City Council generally supports the changes to the Low Impact Facilities Determination as proposed in the amendments of 10 August 2011, to facilitate the rollout of the National Broadband Network. The Council would like to emphasise the following points and request that they be considered in the amendment: 1. Use of Overhead Cabling (a) The use of overhead cabling is acceptable where there is no reasonable alternative. Where underground conduit is in place, it should be the first choice and every effort should be made to remediate any conduits which are not serviceable in the first instance. Overhead cabling should not be used as first choice option instead of using underground conduit. (b) The use of overhead cabling is not suitable where there is no existing overhead power cabling already in place. 2. Position of Overhead Cabling The position of overhead cabling should be as high as possible to minimise visual impact and to avoid problems with high vehicles. Given that the cabling is non-metallic it can be located safely within the Low Voltage corridor and within 600 mm of the Low Voltage cables. Please contact me if any further information or clarification is required. Regards, David Ives National Broadband Network Consultant for the Chief Executive Officer Gold Coast City Council Ph: (07) 5581 7176 Mob: 0409 892 133 Fax: (07) 5581 7838 PO Box 5042 Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9729 http://www.goldcoastcity.com.au Gold Coast City Council - confidential communication This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email and any file attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify us. You must destroy the original transmission and its contents. Before opening or using attachments, check them for viruses and defects. The contents of this email and its attachments may become scrambled, truncated or altered in transmission. Please notify us of any anomalies. Our liability is limited to resupplying the email and attached files or the cost of having them resupplied.