Project Description

Client: NBN Co

City Plan Strategy & Development has been working with NBN Co in relation to the implementation and rollout of its satellite ground station programme across ten sites throughout Australia.


The ground stations will connect to the two satellites, which are scheduled to launch in 2015, and will provide high-speed broadband coverage to around premises outside the reach of the NBN’s fibre optic and fixed-wireless services, including outback areas and Australia’s external territories

Our Involvement

City Plan Strategy & Development provided due diligence advice to NBN on site selection & engaged in pre-DA discussions with senior Council Officers, Councillors, & various State Planning Authorities. CPS&D then coordinated, prepared the relevant planning documentation & lodged nine separate development applications across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia & Tasmania for satellite ground stations, with the proposed facility in Bourke (NSW) receiving DA approval from the Western JRPP in less than ten weeks!