ACMA Media Release 12- 15 March 2012
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has decided to extend the
transmission of commercial radio broadcasting services 4BRZ, 4RBL and 8SAT in
remote areas of central and north-east Australia.
This follows public consultation on proposals released in September 2011 to
vary the licence area plan (LAP) to accommodate new radio services in these
The changes will extend 4BRZ services in NSW at Barrington/Stratford and
Tenterfield, and in Qld at Alpha, Banana, Chinchilla, Collinsville,
Dirranbandi, Goondiwindi, Julia Creek, Karumba, Miles, Monto, Normanton,
Taroom, Theodore and Wandoan. New 4RBL services will operate in NSW at
Barrington/Stratford, Tenterfield and Wilcannia, and in Qld at Alpha, Aurukun,
Bamaga, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi, Julia Creek, Karumba, Gununa, Hope Vale,
Kowanyama, Miles, Monto, Pormpuraaw, Taroom and Theodore. 8SAT services will
become available in NSW at Lake Cargelligo, and in SA at Hawker and
The ACMA has decided not to amend the definition of the Remote Commercial
Radio Service North East Zone RA1 (RNEZ) licence area at this time as a result
to the draft LAP variation. The matter will now be considered as part of a
subsequent variation to the Remote LAP.
The changes are contained in the Variation to
Licence Area Plan - Remote Central and Eastern Australia Radio - No. 1 of
More information on the ACMA's broadcast
planning process and LAPs can be found at the ACMA website or by calling
1300 850 115.
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Emma Rossi,
Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7719, 0434 652 063 or email@example.com.