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Changes proposed for commercial FM radio in remote central and north-east Australia

The ACMA is seeking public comment on proposals for new permanent FM frequencies for the commercial radio broadcasting services 4RBL, 4BRZ and 8SAT remote areas New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

The proposals also included amending existing specifications for the services.

Comments close at 5 pm on 30 August 2013.

The affected areas are:

>      Bocoble, Bunnaloo, Coolah, Warrumbungle and Urana in New South Wales

>      Karumba, Kilcoy, Stanthorpe, Tara and Thursday Island in Queensland

>      Hallett, Kapunda, Keith, Kingscote, Leigh Creek, Penong and Wilmington in South Australia

>      Apollo Bay, Beech Forest, Birchip, Meringur, Powelltown and Speed in Victoria.

The draft variation to the Licence Area Plan (LAP) for Remote Central and Eastern Australia Radio – No.1 of 2013 sets out the proposed changes. They are also discussed in the accompanying explanatory paper.

Both are available on the ACMA’s website or by calling 1300 850 115. Information on the ACMA’s broadcast planning process and LAPs is also on the website.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Louise Tapsell, (02) 9334 7954 or media@acma.gov.au.

ACMA media release MR51/2013—8 July 2013.

Last updated: 03 March 2017