Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Industry Code – released for public comment

The revised version of the Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code has been released for public comment.

The Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code is designed to:

  • allow the community and councils to have greater participation in decisions made by Carriers when deploying mobile phone base stations; and
  • provide greater transparency to local community and councils when a Carrier is planning, selecting sites for, installing and operating Mobile Phone Radiocommunications Infrastructure.

The obligations on Carriers set out in the Code are also meant to supplement existing regulatory and legislative requirements which Carriers abide by.

Revision of the Code includes updates to notifications provided when more than one site address exists, updates to address changes made to Australia Post’s standard delivery times, blackout periods for notifications and the inclusion of electronic communications, refinements to the handling of Complaints, changes to address the current way stakeholders are notified via newspaper, electronically and social media, amendments to address the introduction of new technologies; and the review and revision of the appendices to ensure the information provided is relevant and up to date.

Information on the Working Committee which developed the variation, including the Terms of Reference, can be found at this link.

The draft Code and the submit comments form can be found on the Communications Alliance website.

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

Public comment for the draft closes at 5:00pm (AEST) on Friday 20th July 2018.