Ringing in changes to improve mobile coverage

Local governments are invited to provide feedback on draft new planning rules to include consideration of mobile coverage in new housing developments in Australia.

The Federal Government is proposing amendments to the Telecommunications in New Developments (TIND) policy to place an expectation on developers to consider the inclusion of mobile infrastructure in new developments.

In addition to expanding the scope to include mobile connectivity including for broadband and voice services, the proposed amendments are intended to improve engagement between developers, carriers and other interested stakeholders.

To view the draft TIND policy or make a submission, visit: www.infrastructure.gov.au/have-your-say/