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Your responsibilities

  • Design and build the pathways, spatial requirements and equipment locations for the development according to our guidelines below
  • Upload a pre-construct design for us to review and accept
  • Build the pathway works and provide spatial requirements according your approved pre-construct design and our guidelines
  • Submit a Notice of Practical Completion (PCN) for us to review
  • Remediate your designs and build (if needed)
  • Advise builders to supply the in-home cabling

Our responsibilities

  • Review and accept plans and designs
  • Introduce an nbn® approved Delivery Partner to the process after the pre-delivery pathway inspection
  • Conduct and accept the site inspection of your pathway works
  • Work with our nbn approved Delivery Partner to connect fibre internally at the premises (this takes a minimum of eight weeks)
  • Notify you that the site is in service so that the occupant can place an order with their preferred phone and internet provider.

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Do you need to upload a design or PCN?

Upload your documents and manage your application through the nbn® New Developments Portal.

Our guidelines 

MDU Building Engineering and Design Standards

This guide outlines the requirements for pathways and spaces in Multi Dwelling Units (MDUs).*

Download (PDF - 2 MB)

Residential preparation and installation guide for SDUs and MDUs

v14 - These standards will assist developers in preparing developments correctly and arranging Single Dwelling Units (SDUs) and Multi Dwelling Units (MDUs) for connection. A copy of this document must be given to the building owner.
Download (PDF - 2 MB)

Cabling resources

In-home cabling for the nbn network must be done by registered cablers using our guidelines.

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Work with an nbn® trained New Developments supplier

We encourage developers (big and small) to seek the assistance and support of an industry professional or an nbn trained New Developments supplier - designer or installer. As it’s your responsibility to ensure the design and build of the nbn® infrastructure within your property boundary meets our standards, the assistance of an expert can be extremely helpful.

*This document replaces the 'Building Design Guide - New Developments' document referred in paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘nbn Specifications’ in nbn’s Master Developer Agreement (MDA) as and from 19 SEP 23. This document should be used for the purposes of nbn’s Specifications in the MDA.