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Variation to Licence Area Plan – Grafton Radio 2020 (No. 1)

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This instrument varies the Licence Area Plan – Grafton (Radio) – August 1998 to make radiofrequency spectrum available for, and change existing characteristics including technical specifications of, certain radio broadcasting services in the Grafton area of New South Wales.
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Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 13
Registered 13 Nov 2020

 

Variation to Licence Area Plan – Grafton Radio 2020 (No. 1)

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes the following instrument under subsection 26(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

Dated: 13 November 2020

 

James Cameron

[signed]

Member

 

Cathy Rainsford

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This is the Variation to Licence Area Plan – Grafton Radio 2020 (No. 1).

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences at the start of the day after the day it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Note:    The Federal Register of Legislation may be accessed free of charge at www.legislation.gov.au.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 26(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

4  Amendments

                   The Licence Area Plan – Grafton (Radio) – August 1998 (F2005B00612) is varied as follows:

(a)              rename the instrument as the “Licence Area Plan – Grafton Radio”;

(b)             amend the heading on the title page so that it reads “Licence Area Plan – Grafton Radio”;

(c)              immediately before the first paragraph of the instrument, omit the heading, and the word “Determination” substitute:

LICENCE AREA PLAN – GRAFTON RADIO

(d)             insert (1), (2), (3) and (4) before each respective clause;

(e)              omit clauses (1), (2), (3) and (4), substitute:

(1)    This plan for broadcasting services in the Grafton area of New South Wales is made under subsection 26(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

(2)    One national radio broadcasting service, four commercial radio broadcasting services and one open narrowcasting radio service are to be available in the area described at Attachment 1.1 to this plan with the use of the broadcasting services bands. The characteristics, including technical specifications, of the services that are to be available in the area described at Attachment 1.1 are set out in Schedule One and Attachments 1.2 - 1.6 to this plan.

(3)    One community radio broadcasting service is to be available in the area described at Attachment 2.1 to this plan with the use of the broadcasting services bands.  The characteristics, including technical specifications, of the service that is to be available in the area described at Attachment 2.1 are set out in Schedule Two and Attachment 2.2 to this plan.

(4)    Two community radio broadcasting services are to be available in the area described at Attachment 3.1 to this plan with the use of the broadcasting services bands.  The characteristics, including technical specifications, of the services that are to be available in the area described at Attachment 3.1 are set out in Schedule Three and Attachments 3.2 and 3.3 to this plan.

(f)              after clause (4), omit “(Determined by the Australian Broadcasting Authority on 27 August 1998)”, insert:

(5)   In this plan, unless the contrary intention appears:

(a)        a reference to a schedule or an attachment is a reference to a schedule or an attachment to this plan;

(b)        a reference to the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017 is a reference to that instrument as in force from time to time;

(c)        a reference to any other legislative instrument is a reference to that other instrument as in force from time to time; and

(d)        a reference to any other kind of instrument or writing is a reference to that other kind of instrument or writing as in force or in existence at the time the reference was included in this plan.

Note 1:    For references to Commonwealth Acts, see section 10 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901; and see also subsection 13(1) of the Legislation Act 2003 for the application of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to legislative instruments.

Note 2:    All Commonwealth Acts and legislative instruments are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation and accessible free of charge.

(g)              omit all the text on the page with the heading “SCHEDULES”;

(h)             omit Schedules One, Two and Three; substitute Schedules One, Two and Three at Schedule 1 to this instrument;

(i)               omit all of the text that appears below Schedule Three but before Attachment 1.1;

(j)               omit Attachments 1.1 to 3.2; substitute Attachments 1.1 to 3.3 at Schedule 2 to this instrument.



 

Schedule 1

(paragraph 4(h))

 

SCHEDULE ONE

Licence Area Plan - Grafton Radio

Licence Area:  Grafton RA1

Service Category

Frequency

Service Licence No

Transmitter Specification No

Attach. No.

Area Served

National

738 kHz

N/A

TS4018001

1.2

Grafton

Commercial

Commercial

1206 kHz

89.5 MHz

SL4111

SL4111

TS4111001

TS12000124

1.3

1.3A

Grafton

Grafton

Commercial

103.9 MHz

SL4111

TS10008551

1.4

Maclean

Commercial

104.7 MHz

SL10413

TS10005952

1.5

Grafton

Open Narrowcasting

101.5 MHz

N/A

TS10008041

1.6

Grafton

 

SCHEDULE TWO

Licence Area Plan - Grafton Radio

Licence Area:  Grafton RA2

Service Category

Frequency

Service Licence No

Transmitter Specification No

Attach.No.

Area Served

Community

103.1 MHz

SL1150059

TS10005048

2.2

Grafton

 

SCHEDULE THREE

Licence Area Plan - Grafton Radio

Licence Area:  Maclean RA1

Service Category

Frequency

Service Licence No

Transmitter Specification No

Attach. No.

Area Served

Community

100.3 MHz

SL2189

TS2189001

3.2

Yamba/Maclean

Community

93.5 MHz

SL2189

TS12000608

3.3

Yamba/Maclean

 

 



 

Schedule 2 – New Attachments

(paragraph 4(j)

Attachment 1.1

 

Licence Area - GRAFTON RA1

Commercial Radio Service Licence numbers:  SL4111 and SL10413

 

The licence area, in terms of areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the Census of 6 August 1991, is: 


Area Description

Grafton (C)

Maclean (S)

Ulmarra (S)

NSW CD 1060403

NSW CD 1060501

NSW CD 1060505

NSW CD 1060510

NSW CD 1060408

NSW CD 1060410

NSW CD 1060409

NSW CD 1060506

NSW CD 1060407

NSW CD 1060509

NSW CD 1060503

NSW CD 1060504

NSW CD 1060411

NSW CD 1060412

NSW CD 1060507

NSW CD 1060406

NSW CD 1060405

NSW CD 1060511

NSW CD 1060502

 


 

Note: 

Standard terminology used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 

 

(C)       =          City

(CD)    =          Collection District

(S)       =          Shire


Attachment 1.2

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  National

General Area Served :                               Grafton (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         Not applicable

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - AM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS4018001

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Broadcast Australia Site Merton St 
                                                                  1.5km E of LAWRENCE

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.492010            153.115267

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       MF-AM

Carrier Frequency :                                    738 kHz

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Elevation

Maximum CMF

At all angles of azimuth

0

2.79 kV

 

Special Condition :-

 

The CMF at all elevations is not to exceed the specified CMF at 0 degrees elevation for all angles of azimuth.

 


Attachment 1.3

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Commercial

General Area Served :                               Grafton (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         SL4111

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - AM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS4111001

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     653 Pacific Highway SWAN CREEK

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.664308            152.982622

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        MF-AM

Carrier Frequency :                                    1206 kHz

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Elevation

Maximum CMF

0°T

0

885 V

10°T

0

980 V

20°T

0

1.01 kV

30°T

0

980 V

40°T

0

910 V

50°T

0

820 V

60°T

0

735 V

70°T

0

670 V

80°T

0

640 V

90°T

0

645 V

100°T

0

680 V

110°T

0

750 V

120°T

0

836 V

130°T

0

925 V

140°T

0

990 V

150°T

0

1.01 kV

160°T

0

965 V

170°T

0

855 V

180°T

0

680 V

190°T

0

465 V

200°T

0

230 V

210°T

0

95 V

220°T

0

245 V

230°T

0

405 V

240°T

0

520 V

250°T

0

595 V

260°T

0

625 V

270°T

0

625 V

280°T

0

580 V

290°T

0

500 V

300°T

0

375 V

310°T

0

210 V

320°T

0

95 V

330°T

0

280 V

340°T

0

510 V

350°T

0

720 V

 

Special Condition :-

 

The CMF at all elevations is not to exceed the specified CMF at 0 degrees elevation for all angles of azimuth.

 

Availability of TS4111001 :-

TS4111001 ceases to be available for SL4111 28 days after the first day on which the service provided under SL4111 is transmitted by transmitter TS12000124 in accordance with the specifications set out at Attachment 1.3A.

 


Attachment 1.3A

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Commercial

General Area Served :                               Grafton (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         SL4111

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS12000124

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Broadcast Site Repeater Station Rd ILARWILL

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.489325            153.171289

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    89.5 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                        60 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

0°T - 60°T

5 kW

60°T - 120°T

20 kW

120°T - 300°T

40 kW

300°T - 360°T

20 kW

 

Availability of TS12000124 :-

TS12000124 is only available for the transmission of a service under licence SL4111 when the transmission of a service under licence SL2189 by transmitter TS2189001 has ceased.


Attachment 1.4

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Commercial

General Area Served :                               Maclean (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         SL4111

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS10008551

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Broadcast Site Repeater Station Rd ILARWILL

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.489325            153.171289

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    103.9 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                        40 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

0°T - 90°T

5 kW

90°T - 170°T

2.5 kW

170°T - 210°T

1 kW

210°T - 270°T

2.5 kW

270°T - 360°T

5 kW

 

Availability of TS10008551:-

TS10008551 ceases to be available for SL4111 28 days after the first day on which the service provided under SL4111 is transmitted by transmitter TS12000124 in accordance with the specifications set out at Attachment 1.3A.

 


Attachment 1.5

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Commercial

General Area Served :                               Grafton (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         SL10413

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS10005952

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Broadcast Site Repeater Station Rd ILARWILL

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.489325            153.171289

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    104.7 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                        60 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

0°T - 60°T

5 kW

60°T - 120°T

20 kW

120°T - 300°T

40 kW

300°T - 360°T

20 kW


Attachment 1.6

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Open Narrowcasting

General Area Served :                               Grafton (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         Not applicable

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS10008041

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Nominal Planning Site GRAFTON

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.740655            152.888967

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    101.5 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                        30 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

1 kW

 

Advisory Note :-

The coverage area of this transmission is a circle of radius 10 km from a point with the following GDA94 co-ordinates: -29.740655 152.888967. This point is the same as the nominal transmitter location.

 


Attachment 2.1

 

Licence Area - GRAFTON RA2

Community Radio Service Licence number:  SL1150059

 

The licence area, in terms of areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the Census of 6 August 1991, is: 

 


Area Description

Grafton (C)

NSW CD 1060403

NSW CD 1060501

NSW CD 1060505

NSW CD 1060809

NSW CD 1060510

NSW CD 1060802

NSW CD 1060801

NSW CD 1060803

NSW CD 1060901

NSW CD 1060408

NSW CD 1060410

NSW CD 1060409

NSW CD 1061002

NSW CD 1060506

NSW CD 1060407

NSW CD 1060503

NSW CD 1060814

NSW CD 1060411

NSW CD 1060412

NSW CD 1060507


 

Note: 

Standard terminology used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 

 

(C)       =          City

(CD)    =          Collection District


Attachment 2.2

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Community

General Area Served :                               Grafton (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         SL1150059

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS10005048

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Telstra Site cnr Watters Road and Tintenbar Rd
                                                                  RUSHFORTH

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.740339            152.888957

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    103.1 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                        30 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

1 kW

 

 


Attachment 3.1

 

Licence Area – MACLEAN RA1

Community Radio Service Licence number:  SL2189

 

The licence area, in terms of areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the Census of 6 August 1991, is: 

 

Area Description

Maclean (S)

 

Note: 

Standard terminology used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 

 

 

(CD)    =          Collection District

(S)       =          Shire


Attachment 3.2

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Community

General Area Served :                               Yamba/Maclean (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         SL2189

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS2189001

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Pilot Hill YAMBA

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.433354            153.362325

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    100.3 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                        16 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

1 kW

 

Availability of TS2189001 :-

TS2189001 ceases to be available for SL2189 on the commencement of a service provided under SL2189 and transmitted by transmitter TS12000608 in accordance with the specifications set out at Attachment 3.3.


 

Attachment 3.3

 

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Grafton Radio

 

Category :                                                  Community

General Area Served :                               Yamba/Maclean (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                         SL2189

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                             TS12000608

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal location :                                     Pilot Hill YAMBA

Nominal Co-ordinates                               Latitude                            Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                 -29.433354            153.362325

Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    93.5 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                        16 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

1 kW

 

Availability of TS12000608 :-

TS12000608 is only available for the transmission of a service under licence SL2189 when the transmission of a service under licence SL2189 by transmitter TS2189001 has ceased.