29 March 2016
We need to unlock investment, talent, creativity, innovation and trade in the digital economy. Local authorities, central government and state agencies must work together to ensure speedy completion of the National Broadband Plan.
Government should address planning barriers to the roll out of high speed broadband by:
- Ensuring consistency in local authority development plans regarding telecommunications infrastructure across the country;
- Ensuring the waiver for development contributions for broadband infrastructure is implemented by all local authorities;
- Updating planning regulations to keep pace with telecoms technology developments.