The National Broadband Network (NBN) is being rolled out across Australia. The NBN is an upgrade to existing fixed-line phone and internet network infrastructure. New towers and other infrastructure are being built as part of the rollout. This Fact Sheet is designed to assist the community to understand when development consent is and is not required in relation to NBN developments, the type of environmental assessment that needs to be carried out, and when the community is required to be consulted about a proposed NBN development.
This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who want to understand the process for assessing NBN developments, and who want to have their say about developments in or near their community.