What is the nbn™ New Development Fee?

Quick answer

From April 1 2016, the nbn released a policy regarding first time connections in new development areas and will implement a once off $300 charge for these installations.

amaysim will notify you after signing up if your address has been marked as one of these connections and contact you prior to any installation work going ahead

What is the new development fee?

From April 1 2016, the Australian Government released a policy regarding first time connections in new development areas and the nbn will implement a once off $300 charge for these installations.

Previously the nbn were responsible for meeting the complete cost of providing fibre to these areas, however the new policy specifies the cost will now be passed onto both the developers and the households that are being connected.

Will I be impacted by the charge?

The new development fee will apply in the following instances

  • The first connection at a premises in a newly developed area i.e. a suburb with no pre-existing telecommunications infrastructure
  • The first connection(s) at a premises in an established area in the rare instance that a developer has increased the number of dwellings on the same plot of land e.g. demolished a single house and built a block of units
  • New customers signing up for Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) services where there is no connection that has been established. In most cases these would be in newly developed areas

amaysim will notify you after signing up if your address has been marked within a new development zone and contact you prior to any installation work going ahead.

Is this a recurring charge or a once off?

The charge is a once off and will not be charged again for any subsequent nbn connections at an individual address (provided the number of dwellings at that address does not increase, e.g. if a single house has been demolished and subsequently converted into a block of units).

To ensure details surrounding new development charges are correctly monitored, NBN Co load the information relating to any new development charges into a database on a daily basis to ensure updated information for all locations is available to registered nbn service providers (such as amaysim).

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