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Outsourcing Telecommunications on Your Project? Here's 3 Things You'll Need First

If you’re managing a residential or commercial development, outsourcing your telecommunications requirements to an experienced contractor will save you the time, effort and stress of managing it yourself. 

So, if you decide to outsource, what do you need to get the ball rolling?

Firstly, it’s important to engage a telecommunications contractor as early as possible—as unless your project is a two-lot development, you’re looking at a minimum of six months for the approvals on your compliance documentation alone. But before you can jump online and get a quote, there are a few things you’ll need to have on hand. Read on to find out what they are.

Plan of subdivision

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Once prepared by a licensed land surveyor, a registered plan of subdivision becomes the title diagram for the land, and this will need to be finalised and uploaded with your application to obtain a quote. Your development will need to have planning approval from the local council too, so make sure you’ve ticked these boxes before starting your quote. Keep in mind too that you will also need a site plan for the design and the underground network before submitting the NBN application, and these will need to be in the correct format. Our team can assist with NBN Co plan drafting in the required format if required.

Project specifications

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When submitting your quote request you’ll also need to include all the relevant specifications and contacts for the project. This includes the land owner’s details, as the registration of the network is always made with the land owner’s details only, even if you are submitting the form on their behalf. You’ll also need the number of lots, and site plan (if applicable). The above information is essential so that our team can accurately cost the telecommunications works on your project and provide details on the compliance documentation and services you will need.

Project timings

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It’s also important to provide us with the estimated timings on the project, to be sure enough time is allowed to obtain VC81 compliance and complete the works. As we touched on earlier, a  common mistake we see developers make is to leave it too late to submit a quote application and engage a telecommunications contractor, which then has the flow on effect of causing delays with obtaining a certificate of compliance. To avoid any last minute hassles, engage your telecommunications partner as early as possible in the project, to be sure your development is nbn-ready on schedule. This means allowing at least three months for two-lot subdivisions, and a minimum of six months for anything larger.

Outsourcing the easy way

When you’re organised with the required plans and information, and allow plenty of lead time for your works and compliance to be completed, outsourcing the telecommunications on your project is a breeze. With our experienced team ready to assist with all aspects of the planning, implementation and compliance, you can rest assured this is one aspect of your development that will go smoothly and be completed on time and on budget.

If you’d like to find out how we can help with telecommunications on your next project, get in touch with our team on 03 8592 8100 for a no-obligation chat, or submit a quote application online anytime and we’ll get back to you soon.

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