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This declaration enables the Australian Communications and Media Authority to issue spectrum licences under Subdivision B of Division 1 of Part 3.2 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 for the following parts of the spectrum in regional Australia: 1725-1785 MHz and 1820-1880 MHz.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Made 26 May 2015
Registered 29 May 2015
Tabled HR 01 Jun 2015
Tabled Senate 15 Jun 2015

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Radiocommunications Act 1992

 

Radiocommunications (Spectrum Re‑allocation—Regional 1800 MHz Band) Declaration 2015

 

 

I, MALCOLM BLIGH TURNBULL, Minister for Communications, having had regard to a recommendation given to me by the Australian Communications and Media Authority under subsection 153F(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, make the following declaration under subsection 153B(1) of that Act.

Dated 26 May 2015

MALCOLM TURNBULL

Minister for Communications

  

  

  

1  Name of declaration

                   This declaration is the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Re-allocation—Regional 1800 MHz Band) Declaration 2015.

2  Commencement

                   This declaration commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

3  Interpretation

             (1)  In this declaration:

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

regional Australia means the areas specified in the table of clause 1 of Schedule 1.

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    re-allocation deadline;

(b)    re-allocation period;

(c)    spectrum;

(d)    spectrum licence.

             (2)  In this declaration, a reference to a part of the spectrum includes all frequencies that are greater than the lower frequency, up to and including the higher frequency.

Note:          This means the lower number in the reference to a part of the spectrum is not included in the part of the spectrum.

4  Spectrum re-allocation

             (1)  The following parts of the spectrum are subject to re-allocation under Part 3.6 of the Act in relation to the re-allocation period:

                     (a)  1725 MHz to 1785 MHz; and

                     (b)  1820 MHz to 1880 MHz.

             (2)  For both parts of the spectrum, this declaration applies with respect to regional Australia.

             (3)  Each part of the spectrum should be re-allocated by issuing spectrum licences under Subdivision B of Division 1 of Part 3.2 of the Act (see section 153L).

             (4)  The re-allocation period for this declaration is the period of 2 years beginning on the day this declaration commences.

             (5)  The re-allocation deadline for this declaration is the day before the first anniversary of the commencement of this declaration.


Schedule 1Areas for re-allocation

Subsection 3(1)

1  Regional Australia

                   The areas described using the Hierarchical Cell Identification Scheme in the following table (regional Australia) are the areas that this declaration applies with respect to for the parts of the spectrum specified in subsection 4(1).

Note 1:       The Hierarchical Cell Identification Scheme (HCIS) is a naming convention for the Australian Spectrum Map Grid 2012 (ASMG), which is a system used by the ACMA to define geographic areas for radiocommunications licensing. A document describing the ASMG, as well as spatial datasets describing each HCIS area could in 2015 be found on the ACMA’s website (http://www.acma.gov.au).

Note 2:       A tool to convert lists of HCIS area descriptions, such as the list contained in the below table, into Placemark files to allow these areas to be visualised using computer mapping software could in 2015 be found on the ACMA’s website (http://www.acma.gov.au).

 

List of areas for spectrum re-allocation in regional Australia (HCIS)

LQ1,LQ2,LQ4,LQ5,LQ7,LQ8,LR2,LR3,LR5,LR6,MR1,MR4,MR5,MR7,MR8,MR9,MS1,MS2,MS3,MS4,MS5,MS6,NS4,MS8,MS9,MT3,MT6,MT9,MU3,MU5,MU6,MU8,MU9,NS7,NS8,NS9,NT1,NT2,NT3,NT4,NT7,NU1,NT5A,NT5B,NT5C,NT5D,NT5E,NT5F,NT5G,NT5H,NT5I,NT5J,NT5K,NT5L,NT5M,NT5N,NT6A,NT6B,NT6C,NT6D,NT6E,NT6F,NT6G,NT6H,NT6I,NT6J,NT6K,NT6L,NT8A,NT8B,NT8E,NT8F,NT8I,NT8J,NT8M,NT8N,NU2A,NU2B,MV2A,MV2B,MV2C,MV2D,MV2H,MV3A,MV3B,MV3C,MV3D,MV3E,MV3F,MV3G,MV3H,MV3I,MV3J,MV3K,MV3L,NU2E,NU4A,NU4B,NU4C,NU4D,NU4E,NU4F,NU4G,NU4H,NU4I,NU4J,NU4K,NU4L,NU4M,NU4N,NU4O,NU7A,NU7B,NU7C,NU7E,NU7F,NU7G,NU7I,NU7J,NU7K,NU7M,NU7N,NV1A,NV1B,NV1E,NV1F,NT5O1,NT5O2,NT5O3,NT5P1,NT5P2,NT5P3,NT6M1,NT6M2,NT6M3,NT6N1,NT6N2,NT6N3,NT6O1,NT6O2,NT6O3,NT6P1,NT6P2,NT6P3,NU2C4,NU2C5,NU2C6,NU2D4,NU2C7,NU2C8,NU2C9,NU2D7,NU5,NU6,NU8,NU9,NV2,NV3,NU2F,NU2G,NU2I,NU2J,NU2K,NU2L,NU2M,NU2N,NU2O,NU2P,NU3M,NU3N,NU3O,NU3P,NU4P,NU7D,NU7H,NU7L,NU7O,NU7P,NV1C,NV1D,NV1G,NV1H,NV1K,NV1L,NV1O,NV1P,NV4C,NV4D,NV4G,NV4H,NV5A,NV5B,NV5C,NV5D,NV5E,NV5F,NV5G,NV5H,NU2H1,NU2H4,NU2H5,NU2H6,NU3E4,NU2H7,NU2H8,NU2H9,NU3E7,NU3I1,NU3I4,NU3I5,NU3I6,NU3J4,NU3J5,NU3J6,NU3K4,NU3K5,NU3K6,NU3L4,NU3L5,NU3L6,NU3I7,NU3I8,NU3I9,NU3J7,NU3J8,NU3J9,NU3K7,NU3K8,NU3K9,NU3L7,NU3L8,NU3L9,NV4K1,NV4K2,NV4K3,NV4L1,NV4L2,NV4L3,NV5I1,NV5I2,NV5I3,NV5J1,NV5J2,NV5J3,NV5K1,NV5K2,NV5K3,NV5L1,NV5L2,NV5L3,KW6,LV9,LW2,LW3,LW4,LW5,LW6,LW8,MV4,MV5,MV6,MV7,MV8,KW5A,KW5B,KW5E,KW5F,KW5J,MV2E,MV2F,MV2G,MV2I,MV2J,MV2K,MV2L,MV2M,MV2N,MV2O,MV2P,MV3M,MV3N,MV3O,MV3P,MV9A,MV9B,MV9C,NV1I,NV1J,NV1M,NV1N,NV4A,NV4B,NV4E,NV4F,KW5C,KW5D,KW5G,KW5H,KW5K,KW5L,KW5O,KW5P,KW8D,KW9A,KW9B,KW9C,KW9D,KW9F,KW9G,KW9H,KW9L,LW7A,LW7B,LW7C,LW7D,LW7E,LW7F,LW7G,LW7H,LW7I,LW7J,LW7K,LW7L,LW7P,LW9A,LW9B,LW9C,LW9D,LW9E,LW9F,LW9G,LW9H,LW9I,LW9J,LW9K,LW9L,LW9M,MW1A,MW1B,MW1C,MW1E,MW1F,MW1G,MW1I,MW1J,MW1K,MW1M,MW1N,MW4A,MW4B,MW4E,MW4F,MW4I,MW4J,MW4M,MW4N,MW7A,MW7B,MW7E,MW7F,MW7I,MW1D,MW1H,MW1L,MW2A,MW2B,MW2C,MW2D,MW2E,MW2F,MW2G,MW2I,MW2J,NV4I1,NV4I2,NV4I3,NV4J1,NV4I4,NV4I7,NV4M1,NV4M4,NV4M7,MV9D1,MV9D2,MV9D3,NV7A1,MV9D4,MV9D5,MV9D7,MV9D8,MV9E1,MV9E2,MV9E3,MV9F1,MV9F2,MV9F3,MV9G1,MV9G2,MV9G3,MV9H1,MV9H2,NV4J2,NV4J3,MW5,MW6,MW8,MW9,MX3,MW1O,MW4C,MW4G,MW4K,MW4O,MW7C,MW7G,MW7J,MW7K,MW7O,MW1P,MW2H,MW2K,MW2L,MW2M,MW2N,MW2O,MW2P,MW3A,MW3E,MW3I,MW3M,MW3N,MW4D,MW4H,MW4L,MW4P,MW7D,MW7H,MW7L,MW7P,MX2A,MX2B,MX2C,MX2D,MX2H,MW3B1,MW3B4,MW3B7,MW3F1,MW3F4,MW3F7,MW3J1,MW3J4,MW3J5,MW3J6,MW3J7,MW3J8,MW3J9,MW3O4,MW3O5,MW3O6,MW3P4,MW3P5,MW3P6,NW1M4,NW1M5,MW3O7,MW3O8,MW3O9,MW3P7,MW3P8,MW3P9,NW1M7,NW1M8,JW6,JW9,JX3,JX6,KW4,KW7,KX1,KX2,KX4,KX5,KX8,KX9,LX2,LX3,LX5,LX6,LX7,LX8,LX9,MX1,MX4,MX7,KW5I,KW5M,KW5N,KW8A,KW8B,KW8E,KW8F,KW8I,KW8J,KW8M,KW8N,KX6M,KX6N,KX6O,KX6P,LX4M,LX4N,LX4O,LX4P,KW8C,KW8G,KW8H,KW8K,KW8L,KW8O,KW8P,KW9E,KW9I,KW9J,KW9K,KW9M,KW9N,KW9O,KW9P,KX3A,KX3B,KX3C,KX3D,KX3E,KX3I,LW7M,LW7N,LW7O,LW9N,LW9O,LW9P,LX1A,LX1B,LX1C,LX1D,LX1F,LX1G,LX1H,LX1L,LX1P,LX4D,LX4G,LX4H,LX4K,LX4L,MW7M,MW7N,MX2E,MX2F,MX2G,MX2I,MX2J,MX2K,MX2L,MX2M,MX2N,MX2O,MX2P,KX3F1,KX3F2,KX3F3,KX3G1,KX3G2,KX3G3,KX3H1,KX3H2,KX3H3,LX1E1,LX1E2,LX1E3,KX3F4,KX3F5,KX3F6,KX3G4,KX3G5,KX3G6,LX1E5,LX1E6,LX1J2,LX1J3,LX1K1,LX1K2,LX1K3,LX1K5,LX1K6,LX1K8,LX1K9,KX3M1,KX3M2,KX3M3,KX3M4,KX3M5,KX3M7,KX6A1,KX6A4,KX6A7,KX6E1,LX4F3,KX6E4,LX4F6,KX6E7,LX4F9,KX6I1,LX4J3,KX6I4,LX4J6,KX6I7,LX4J9,KY2,KY3,KY6,LY,LZ1,LZ2,LZ3,MY1,MY4,MY7,MZ1,GV1,GV2,GV3,GV6,HV1,HV2,HV4,HV5,HV6,HV8,HV9,HW3,HW6,IV4,IV5,IV6,IV7,IV8,IV9,IW1,IW2,IW4,IW5,IW7,IW8,IW9,JV4,JV5,JV7,JV8,JW2,JW5,JW7,JW8,JX1,JX2,JX5,IW3A,IW3B,IW3C,IW3D,IW6I,IW6J,IW6K,IW6L,IW6M,IW6N,IW6O,IW6P,JW1A,JW1B,JW1C,JW1D,JW1F,JW1G,JW1H,JW1J,JW1K,JW1L,JW1N,JW1O,JW1P,JW4A,JW4B,JW4C,JW4D,JW4E,JW4F,JW4G,JW4H,JW4I,JW4J,JW4K,JW4L,JW4M,JW4N,JW4O,JW4P,IW3E1,IW3E2,IW3E3,IW3E4,IW3E7,IW3I1,IW3I4,IW3I7,IW3M1,IW3M4,IW3M7,IW6A1,IW6A4,IW6A7,IW6E1,IW6E4,IW6E7,IW3F1,IW3F2,IW3F3,IW3G1,IW3G2,IW3G3,IW3H1,IW3H2,IW3H3,JW1E1,JW1E2,JW1E3,JW1E5,JW1E6,JW1E8,JW1E9,JW1I2,JW1I3,JW1I5,JW1I6,JW1I8,JW1I9,JW1M2,JW1M3,JW1M5,JW1M6,JW1M7,JW1M8,JW1M9,AU9,AV9,AW3,BU7,BU8,BU9,BV3,BV6,BV7,BV8,BV9,BW1,BW2,BW3,BW5,BW6,CV4,CV7,CW1,CW4,BV1A,BV1B,BV1C,BV1D,BV2A,BV2B,BV2C,BV2D,BV2G,BV2H,BV2K,BV2L,BV2O,BV2P,BV5C,BV5D,BV5G,BV5H,BV5K,BV5L,BV5O,BV5P,BV1E1,BV1E2,BV1E3,BV1F1,BV1F2,BV1F3,BV1G1,BV1G2,BV1G3,BV1H1,BV1H2,BV1H3,BV2E1,BV2E2,BV2E3,BV2F1,BV2F2,BV2F3,BV1E4,BV1E5,BV1E6,BV1F4,BV1F5,BV1F6,BV1G4,BV1G5,BV1G6,BV1H4,BV1H5,BV1H6,BV2E4,BV2E5,BV2E6,BV2F4,BV2F5,BV2F6,BV4M4,BV4M5,BV4M6,BV4N4,BV4N5,BV4N6,BV4O4,BV4O5,BV4O6,BV4P4,BV4P5,BV4P6,BV5M4,BV5M5,BV5M6,BV5N4,BV5N5,BV5N6,BV4M7,BV4M8,BV4M9,BV4N7,BV4N8,BV4N9,BV4O7,BV4O8,BV4O9,BV4P7,BV4P8,BV4P9,BV5M7,BV5M8,BV5M9,BV5N7,BV5N8,BV5N9,GO7C,GO7D,GO7G,GO7H,GO8A,GO8E,GO7K,GO7L,GO8I