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Proposed LAP variations: Bendigo, Horsham and Shepparton radio

Consultation closes: 08 July 2016

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Discussion paper – Draft variation to licence area plan – Bendigo, Horsham, Shepparton Radio)

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Draft Variation to Licence Area Plan – Bendigo Radio – 2016 (No.1)

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Draft Variation to Licence Area Plan – Horsham Radio – 2016 (No.1)

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Draft Variation to Licence Area Plan – Shepparton Radio – 2016 (No.1)

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Maps – Draft Variation to Licence Area Plan – Bendigo, Horsham, Shepparton Radio

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Proposed LAP variations

The ACMA has made a preliminary view that making the following variations to the Bendigo, Horsham and Shepparton radio Licence Area Plans (LAPs) will promote the objects of the   Broadcasting Service Act 1992, including the economic and efficient use of radiofrequency spectrum, by improving the coverage and reception of radio services in the licence areas.

The ACMA is seeking public comment on the proposed radio LAP variations.

Draft variations to each of the LAP instruments and a discussion paper that details the proposals have been released —these are available in the ‘Downloads’ box above.

In summary, the ACMA is proposing to make the following variations.

In the Bendigo Radio LAP:

  • vary the technical specifications of the existing in-fill transmitter at Bendigo City for the commercial radio broadcasting service 3EL to improve coverage
  • vary the technical specifications of the existing Maryborough community broadcasting service 3GFM to improve coverage
  • vary the Maryborough RA2 licence area
  • make spectrum available at Castlemaine for a new long-term community broadcasting service
  • determine a new Castlemaine RA1 licence area for the proposed new community radio broadcasting service.

In the Horsham Radio LAP:

  • vary the technical specifications of the existing ABC Parliamentary News Network (PNN) national service at Horsham
  • vary the technical specifications of three planned, but not implemented, Horsham national services
  • make spectrum available at Ararat for a new in-fill transmitter for the 3WM Horsham AM commercial service
  • make spectrum available at Nhill for a new in-fill transmitter for the 3WM Horsham AM commercial service
  • make spectrum available at Hopetoun for a new in-fill transmitter for the 3WWM Horsham FM commercial service.

In the Shepparton LAP:

  • make spectrum available for an ABC PNN national service at Goulburn Valley
  • vary the technical specifications of the existing in-fill transmitter at Mount Buller for the 3SUN Shepparton commercial radio broadcasting service to improve coverage
  • make spectrum available at Alexandra/Eildon for an in-fill transmitter for the 3SUN Shepparton commercial radio broadcasting service
  • make spectrum available at Mansfield for an in-fill transmitter for the 3SRR Shepparton commercial radio broadcasting service
  • make spectrum available at Tolmie for an in-fill transmitter for the 3MCR community radio broadcasting service
  • make spectrum available at Woods Point for an in-fill transmitter for the 3MCR community radio broadcasting service
  • vary the Mansfield RA1 licence area
  • make spectrum available at Seymour for a new long-term community radio broadcasting service
  • determine a new Seymour RA1 licence area for the proposed new community radio broadcasting service
  • make spectrum available at Kinglake for an in-fill transmitter for the 3UGE community radio broadcasting service
  • make spectrum available at Flowerdale/Hazeldene for the 3UGE community radio broadcasting service
  • vary the Alexandra/Eildon RA1 licence area.

The ACMA is also proposing to make minor amendments to update the schedules and various attachments in the Bendigo, Horsham and Shepparton Radio LAPs.

Please note: once a draft has been finalised, the varied LAP is published under Final licence area plans on the ACMA website.

Opportunity to provide feedback

The ACMA does not seek responses to specific questions. However, it welcomes comment from interested stakeholders on the issues raised in the discussion paper or any other issues relevant to the proposed LAP variations.