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Directions/Other as made
Direction from the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts to the Australian Communications Authority with respect to the allocation of low power open narrowcasting (LPON) transmitter licences.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This Direction was made under subsection 12(1) of the Australian Communications Authority Act 1997 and is continued in force under Schedule 4, item 8 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2005.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 03
Registered 25 Aug 2005
Gazetted 17 Jan 2001

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Communications Authority Act 1997

 

AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (LPON TRANSMITTER LICENCE ALLOCATION) DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2000

 

I, RICHARD KENNETH ROBERT ALSTON, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, give the following Direction to the Australian Communications Authority under subsection 12(1) of the Australian Communications Authority Act 1997.

 

Dated    20 December 2000

 

 

RICHARD ALSTON

Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

 

1.       Name of Direction

This Direction may be cited as the Australian Communications Authority (LPON Transmitter Licence Allocation) Direction No. 3 of 2000.

2.       Commencement

This Direction commences on 1 March 2001.

3.       Definitions

In this Direction:

low power open narrowcasting service means an open narrowcasting service operated under a transmitter licence which authorises the operation of a transmitter at:

(a)           a carrier frequency within the range 87.5 to 88.0 MHz (inclusive); and

(b)          a maximum power which does not exceed:

(i)      if the transmitter is operated in a residential area – 1 watt;

(ii)      if the transmitter is operated in a non-residential area – 10 watts.

open narrowcasting service has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

transmitter means a radiocommunications transmitter within the meaning of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

transmitter licence has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

4.       Direction – allocation of transmitter licences for low power open narrowcasting services

The allocation or issue of transmitter licences for low power open narrowcasting services by the Australian Communications Authority, excluding the renewal of licences pursuant to section 130 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, is to be by way of price-based allocation systems determined pursuant to section 106 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.