The federal government has released a series of “possible amendments to telecommunications carriers powers and immunities.”
This information has been forwarded to various key qldwater reference groups and a copy of our submission, which has been lodged today, is available here.
The proposed changes appear to have been written to strengthen telecommunications providers’ ability to install additional and larger equipment on existing sites, and reduce required notification times. There is limited consideration of the impacts on maintaining safe drinking water supplies and worker safety. The recently released 3rd Party Infrastructure on Water Supply Reservoir Guidelines (Volumes 1 and 2) will be appended to the submission.Back to list