NSW Networks’ specialised team assists in the deployment of telecommunication services in real estate development sites.
When deploying these services, it is important to understand the Land Access procedure which will be carried out by the telco company or carrier.
Given the complexity of each installation in the Land Access framework, our comprehensive understanding of the Low Impact Facilities Determination of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (‘the LiFD’) sets out the framework for property boundaries and access.
NSW Networks can issue you with your LAAN or LiFD.
A LAAN or LiFD notice is a statutory notification issued by telco companies and carriers, appointed design or contracting partners on its behalf. A LiFD or LAAN lets landowners and occupants know that activities (such as survey/inspection, installation, and maintenance) under schedule 3 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 might be undertaken by the Telco.
These notices for installation and maintenance activities also provide perpetual tenure for the telecommunication infrastructure and grants certain exemptions from state and territory laws including town planning laws.
The following represent properties that a LAAN or LiFD would apply to.
Types of Land Access/Schedule 3 Notices
The diagram below shows the typical boundary between Public Land and Private Land.