Telstra's licence conditions, Telstra is obliged to maintain a local
presence in regional, rural and remote Australia, to the extent that this is
broadly compatible with the licensee's overall commercial interests, is not
unduly prescriptive and does not impose undue financial and administrative
burdens on Telstra. The local presence plan must set out the range of
activities and strategies that Telstra will deploy in regional, rural and
remote Australia to fulfil its local presence obligation.
On 26 June 2012, the ACMA received notification from the Minister for
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy that Telstra's local presence
plan 2012-2015 (also known as Telstra's Regional and Rural Presence Plan
2012-2015) had been approved. As per the licence conditions, the local presence
plan 2012-2015 replaces the previous local presence plan and is effective for a
period of three years, until June 2015. This iteration is Telstra's third local
presence plan with previous plans being approved in 2006 and 2009.
Download a copy of Telstra's
local presence plan 2012-15 (PDF 577 kb)