Have You Thought About Your NBN Connections Yet?

Posted on: 28 April 2020

When you are creating a subdivision, you must plan for the division of the land into lots and the creation of however many new properties you want to to build, but in addition to that, you must also think about how you are going to supply the utilities and services to each of the individual properties. You will need to work with the water and electricity companies and also arrange the subdivision NBN connections for every lot. While it can be tempting to think that these issues can be left until near the end of the subdivision process, utilities must be one of the earliest issues you consider. Much of the infrastructure you will need to work with is underground, and trying to plan your connections when everything else is built never works well.

Who does the work?

While you will have your chosen contractors to carry out most of the building work on the subdivision, you probably won't be able to use them to complete your subdivision NBN connections. Not only must you submit a New Developments application to NBN before you want to start work, but you must also use a contractor whom they have approved to carry out the work.

Doing the groundwork

Once you have your approved NBN contractor ready to start work and have received the relevant building permits, then you can complete the part of the work that falls inside your property boundary. This work will probably include lead-in conduits, pathways and a pit. Your chosen contractor must complete this work precisely to the specifications set out by NBN. If their work deviates from the agreed standard, then NBN may require the work to be made good at your expense if it doesn't meet their approval during the inspection.

How to get your subdivision NBN connections right

By partnering with an NBN-trained supplier, you can have confidence that they will work to approved NBN standards and will ensure that the appropriate guidelines are followed at every stage of the process. If you have any questions about exactly what is involved in setting up subdivision NBN connections, then visiting the NBN New Developments portal or talking to an approved contractor is a good place to start. Once your work has satisfactorily passed the NBN inspection, they will supply you with a completion notice, and your new lots can be prepared for the activation of their broadband.