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Telecommunications in the National Construction Code

This policy sets out HIA's position in relation to the introduction of minimum telecommunications requirements in dwellings and apartments.

HIA’s Position Statement

  • Telecommunication provisions for Class 1a buildings should not be mandated in the National Construction Code (NCC).
  • Subject to a favourable regulatory impact statement, HIA may support mandatory telecommunication provisions for Class 2 to 9 buildings.


  • Following the move to incorporate plumbing requirements into the National Construction Code (NCC), work is now underway to introduce gas fitting and telecommunications’ work into the Code. 
  • Progress on gas fitting is extremely slow due to the lack of support from the states and territories at this time. 
  • Work on telecommunications is moving ahead, due to the impact this has on the roll-out of the NBN, along with the general increase in telecommunication infrastructure being installed in buildings. 
  • The focus is on pathways and spaces being dedicated within buildings as part of the design process to avoid installation problems once a building has been constructed.

Policy endorsed by HIA National Policy Congress: May 2015; Re-endorsed 2020

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