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A Bill for an Act to amend the definition of a low-impact facility under the Telecommunications Act 1997, and for related purposes
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Registered 19 Sep 2007
Introduced HR 17 Sep 2007

 

2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2007

 

 

(Ms K Ellis MP)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the definition of a low-impact facility under the Telecommunications Act 1997, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                               1

^1.......... Short title............................................................................................ 1

^2.......... Commencement.................................................................................. 1

^3.......... Schedule.............................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1 Amendment to the Telecommunications Act 1997                     2

 


 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the definition of a low-impact facility under the Telecommunications Act 1997, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1—Preliminary

 

^1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications (Amendment) Act 2007.

^2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives Royal Assent.

^3  Schedule

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


Schedule 1 Amendment to the Telecommunications Act 1997

 

^1  Subclause 6(5) of Schedule 3

Repeal the subclause, substitute

             (5)  A tower must not be specified in an instrument under subclause (3) unless:

                     (a)  the tower is attached to a building; and

                     (b)  the height of the tower, when added to the height of towers already attached to a building in a residential area, does not exceed 5 metres.

 

^2  After subclause 6(5) of Schedule 3

Insert:

          (5A)  A tower must not be specified in an instrument under subclause (3) if the proposed location of the tower is less than 200 metres from a childcare centre, school or hospital.

^3  After subclause 15(1) of Schedule 3

Insert:

          (1A)  The Ministerial Code of Practice must include a requirement that for all facilities that are not low-impact facilities, the community must be fully consulted, and wherever possible, agree to the facility.